The court system on Dominca moves swiftly. It appears that the jail time will be waived if the fines are “paid immediately.”
The charges were later reduced to indecent exposure – the charge on which they were found guilty by a Roseau magistrate. John Robert Hart 41, and Dennis Jay Mayer 43, were fined EC$2,400 each. The fines are to be paid immediately, failing which they will each have to spend two months in jail. The ship, Celebrity X Cruises, carrying about 2,000 passengers departed Puerto Rico on Saturday and arrived in Dominica on Wednesday. It departed for St. Barts without the men, who were at the time being held in a cell at police headquarters in the capital of Roseau.
The fines are about $900 USD. Even IF the men were indeed stupidly fucking around on a ship’s balcony in view of people on the dock, it remains doubtful to me that straight passengers would have been charged.