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Grenada enforcing ban on off-beach bathing suits 格瑞那達新法上路 海灘外禁穿泳裝

Tourists assemble on Bondi Beach to spend their Christmas Day in Sydney on Dec. 25, 2008. Backpackers are trading snow for sunburn, swimming and dancing at the popular holiday spot in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
遊客聚集在雪梨的邦迪海灘過耶誕節。背包客選擇離開北半球的冰天雪地,到雪梨東部近郊這個熱門度假景點享受日光浴、游泳和跳舞。照片:歐新社

PHOTO: EPA

Bikini-clad tourists beware. The Caribbean island of Grenada says it has begun enforcing a law banning bathing suits away from the beach. The law also prohibits saggy pants that reveal the underwear.

Police commissioner James Clarkson says people who are found wearing swimming costumes away from the beach are usually just ordered to cover up. But the law also allows for a US$270 (NT$8,990) fine or six months in jail.

At least a few locals have refused to pay the fines.

Clarkson said that cruise ships usually tell passengers what they are allowed to wear on the beach, but “from time to time, there are one or two who don’t follow the rules.”

He said a few months ago police ordered several tourists wearing swimwear at a fort to return to their cruise ship and put on some clothes.

(Staff Writer, with AP)

穿著比基尼的遊客注意了!加勒比海島國格瑞那達已開始實施一項新法:海灘外禁止穿著清涼泳裝。這項新法也禁止會露出內褲的垮褲。

警察局長詹姆士.克拉森說,警方通常只是要求在海灘外穿著泳衣的民眾把衣服穿上。但這項新法上路後,違法民眾還會被處以兩百七十美元(新台幣八千九百九十元)的罰鍰或拘役六個月。

至少已有幾名當地民眾拒絕繳納罰金。

克拉森說,遊輪業者通常會告知乘客沙灘上的穿著規定,但「三不五時總會出現一、兩個不遵守規定的人」。

他說,幾個月前,警方才要求一處碉堡內若干名穿著泳衣的觀光客回郵輪去穿衣服。(美聯社�翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. ban v.t.

禁止 (jin4 zhi3)

例: Smoking in public was banned recently.

(公眾場合最近開始禁菸。)

2. reveal v.t.

露出 (lu4 chu1)

例: The magician pulled back the curtain to reveal an elephant.

(魔術師把布幕往後一拉,變出一隻大象。)

3. fine n.

罰金 (fa2 jin1)

例: Oliver received a heavy fine for running a red light.

(奧利佛因為闖紅燈被開了一張高額罰單。)

4. cruise ship n.

郵輪 (you2 lun2)

例: My aunt spent her vacation on a cruise ship.

(我姑姑去了一趟郵輪假期。)


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