By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
THREE people of Haitian descent - two men and one woman - were charged in the Magistrate’s Court in Abaco yesterday with insulting the Bahamian flag.
Andrew Doute, 57, Rezlien Doute, 27, and Maryanke Augustine, 44, appeared before Magistrate Ancella Evans, pleaded guilty and were fined $500 each or three months in prison. They were also fined $50 each for damage to the flag.
Ms Augustine, who has no status in the Bahamas, was ordered to be deported to Haiti.
Sometime after 8pm on Saturday, police responded to information received that persons had insulted the national flag at their home in Sands Bank, Abaco, and arrested the trio.