Georgia Teen Jailed in Caymans Gets Good News

An American college student who was sentenced to a four-month jail stint for breaking coronavirus quarantine orders in the Cayman Islands received good news this week.

Mercer University student Skylar Mack had her sentence slashed in half by an island court on Tuesday, after her legal representation argued that the teenager’s original sentence was within the acceptable range of sentencing powers.  

When Mack arrived in the Caymans to visit her boyfriend, Vanjae Ramgeet, on Nov. 27, she was required to wear a wristband to monitor her whereabouts while she quarantined for 14 days. After two days of isolation, she slipped off her wristband to watch Ramgeet compete in a jet-ski competition.  

Both Mack and Ramgeet, who was charged for abetting her behavior, originally were sentenced to 40 hours of community service and to pay a $2,600 fine, but prosecutors appealed, and they were both sentenced to four months in prison.

The Judge Roger Chapple, who sentenced the couple, said their decision to break quarantine was a result of “selfishness and arrogance,” as Mack spent seven hours maskless and without social distancing at the competition.  

Mack’s grandmother Jeanne said the teen, who has been behind bars since Dec. 16, “knows she made a mistake. She owns up to that, but she’s pretty hysterical right now.” The elder Mack even went as far to write a letter to President Trump pleading for help.  

It’s unclear if the President got involved, but when Mack’s lawyer appealed the ruling on Tuesday, a different judge cut her and Ramgeet’s sentences down to two months.   

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Bernie 99
Bernie 99
2 months ago

just another arrogant, entitled teen thinking the rules don’t apply to them.

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
2 months ago

It was too bad that this teen got thrown into jail, but when you visit another country you fall under their laws. You must remember you are no longer in the USA and in most countries they don’t really care what you think and you are no nearly as Special as you mom and dad think you are. As the star of an old cop show used to say, “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.”

Eliot
Eliot
2 months ago

“selfishness and arrogance,”
How dare some foreigners talk that way about American teenagers!!!!
(How do they know????? )
lol lol lol

Stephane
2 months ago

As in Rome, do as the Romans do!
RESPECT other people’s rules!
“My freedom stops where other’s begin!”.
Singapore canning should always be on people’s minds!
But the DEMONRATS HATE HISTORY!!!!!!!!!

BigD
BigD
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephane

Especially the young democrats hate history and the lessons learned.

BigD
BigD
2 months ago

What an idiot. She willingly broke the law because she thought she could get away with it. She needs to stay in jail and rot for a while.