athletics, racing

Vanjae Ramgeet, Skylar Mack’s prison sentence in Cayman Islands reduced

Vanjae “VJ” Ramgeet, 24, and Skylar Mack, 18, recently made headlines after breaking new coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine rules in the Cayman Islands. He is a professional ski jet racer based in the autonomous British Overseas Territory.

On the other hand, Mack is from Loganville, Georgia, United States. She is the daughter of professional jet ski racer Dennis Mack.

 

Ramgeet is dating Skylar. On November 27, 2020, she went to the Cayman Islands to visit him.

On November 29, 2020, Ramgeet won a jet skiing competition in South Sound, Cayman Islands. Skylar attended the event although despite being required to complete 14 days of home quarantine in Newlands upon her arrival.

Represented by Jonathan Hughes, both Ramgeet and Skylar pleaded guilty to one count of failing to comply with COVID-19-suppression regulations on December 4, 2020. The Summary Court originally ruled the two had to provide 40 hours of community service and pay a $2,600 fine but the prosecutors thought the punishments were too lenient.

On December 15, 2020, Justice Roger Chapple changed the ruling and decided that Ramgeet and Skylar should spend four months each in prison. On December 22, 2020, their sentence was reduced at an appeals court to four months in prison, Hughes told CBS News.

Hughes told the publication that they accept the decision of the court although it would not allow Skylar to resume her studies in January 2021. She is a pre-med student at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where she is studying biology.

Skylar attended Loganville High School in Loganville from 2015 to 2019. Ramgeet attended Clifton Hunter High School in Frank Sound, North Side, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

 

Ramgeet won the title of 2020 CIWA Pro Class National Champion. But after wittingly helping Skylar break the COVID-19 quarantine rules in the Cayman Islands, he lost the title and the prize money that came with it.

Moreover, Ramgeet was required to issue a written apology to the Cayman Islands Watercraft Association CIWA), provide 40 documented hours of service to the association, his fellow racers and people of the Cayman Islands. Both of his parents sit on the CIWA board.

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