Women say the police told them they could go on the beach! Well what is this?!
NASSAU| A magistrate this afternoon dismissed charges against three American women accused of violating the Emergency Powers Orders by hopping a fence to access Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island on Friday.
The three women — Mariam Mohamed Hassen, Ikrame Kanane and Rana Mohamed Kenwy — claimed that they were given permission by a police officer in a “brown” uniform.
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis had ordered all beaches on Paradise Island, New Providence and Grand Bahama closed for the independence holiday weekend as part of measures to contain COVID-19.
The beaches closed on Thursday night and reopened on Monday morning.
A video of the women scaling the fence went viral after a Paradise Island businessman filmed the act. The video first aired on Our News.