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Three Female Us Tourists Climb Locked Fence At Cabbage Beach

THREE female tourists from the United States jumped a locked fence at the entrance of Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island on Friday.

The women, who are from Boston, told a local news station they travelled to the Bahamas for the beach and were not deterred by beach closures in New Providence for the holiday weekend. Photos of the women scaling the fence were shown on the broadcast.

“We had to jump over the fence to get to the beach, so it kind of sucks a little bit,” one of the women said in an interview which aired on Our News on Saturday, about their trip.

“We came here from the beach, we don’t have beaches where we come from like this,” her companion said.

However, on Saturday, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said it was continuing to monitor beaches on New Providence and Grand Bahama and “had no reports of people on the beaches” during Independence Day celebrations.

Meanwhile, police said they did arrest two men for breaching COVID-19 emergency orders on Friday.

Shortly before 10pm, police said they received reports of a large gathering at the Land Shark Hotel and Bar on West Bay Street. On the officers’ arrival, they found a large crowd of people in the area of the bar.

“The crowd was disbursed, two managers on duty were arrested and taken into custody for breach of the COVID-19 emergency order,” police said.

Investigations into this matter continue.

Comments

DDK 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Wonder what, if anything, the PM will have to say about how the visiting beach breakers, the partying crowd AND the arrested managers were handled. It does not appear to be a one size fits all kind of thing😂.

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mandela 7 months, 3 weeks ago

This is expected D-average governance, D -average results.

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temptedbythefruitofanother 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Can we assume these criminals were charged with criminal trespass, fined and then deported from our country? Or do different rules apply to tourist law breakers than Bahamians who were denied their beach over Independence day weekend?

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Clamshell 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Think they could climb a fence at Fox Hill Prison? Let’s find out ... after givin’ ‘em two buckets and explaining what each is for.

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birdiestrachan 7 months, 3 weeks ago

It is wrong to open the borders. then close the beach. It makes no sense.

They came to the Bahamas to go to the beach. Allow them to go home. They were short changed.

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bahamianson 7 months, 3 weeks ago

It's this same stupidity that caused a surge in the states. This is wrong , just because I went to Disney World to go on the rides and bad weather comes, doesn't give me the right to break their rules. This is freaking wrong of them to come here and assume we are.a.bunch of imbeciles.

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My2Cents 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I’m with these ladies 100%. If I came here for the beaches and you closed it last minute after my arrangements were finalized, that’s too bad. I don’t care about the “one rule needs to apply to all” argument in this instance. They are our guests and if virtually everything else of interest is closed, then why come here? We need to be more concerned about our tourism brand and reputation and make common-sense exceptions, as that is where our bread is buttered. We would not have opened our borders if we didn’t need them. Treat guests with true hospitality.

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stoner 7 months, 3 weeks ago

The rules are rules and everyone should abide by the law even the tourist who came to the Bahamas to visit. Try do this in Boston and one would see what the law would do.Arrest them ad a big fine.

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professionalbahamian 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Good Job idiot Minnis!

Make criminals out of tourists who only come visit for the sand, sun, and sea.

Maybe they should sue the government for closing the beaches after they booked their vacation?!

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zipline 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Go and try to jump the fence of a prohibited area on your next visit to Florida and see what happens to you. If you think their arrest was a problem then your thinking is off.

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