Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Defining the offence

This is an open letter to the following holders of high office: the Attorney General, the Director of Civil Aviation, the Commissioner of Police, the Director of Public Prosecutions.

I wish to draw your attention to the following sections of the Civil Aviation Act:

(4) A person on board an aircraft in flight who, without justification, engages in behaviour that is likely to cause serious offence or annoyance to any person on board the aircraft at any time after having been requested by a member of the crew of the aircraft to cease such behaviour, shall be guilty of an offence.

(5) Any person who commits an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of twenty-five thousand dollars and imprisonment for one year.

Please be guided accor­dingly.

Franklyn Jeremiah