Minister Says Remove Abandoned Vehicles From Public Property

Molwyn Joseph


In keeping with the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment’s National Cleanup program which began in 2018, the Ministry is once again embarking on a robust campaign. This time, it comes as the country is preparing to host “play it out to phase it out” concert to be held here in Antigua on June 1st at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.


The Ministry is therefore advising owners of all abandoned motor vehicles and other equipment engaged in the transportation of any kind that is stored on public property, to have them removed within the next seven (7) days.


Any vehicle that is deemed to be abandoned by the relevant authority will be moved without any further notice, 7 days from today (May 10th, 2019).


Authority has been given to the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment under the Litter Control and Prevention Act 2019 to remove derelict vehicles from public places.


Section two (2) sub-section (13) of the bill, gives the local authority permission to give notice to the owner of the vehicle that it will be removed within a 24 hours timeframe while section (14) details the way in which the vehicle will be disposed of after 90 days.


The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment wishes to thank you for your continued support in creating a cleaner Antigua and Barbuda.

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  1. This should be an ongoing process and owners need to be cognicent because they caused slowing down of traffic and some times pedestrians have to be walking in the streets because of these derelict vehicles. Mr Minister you need you need to pay attention to the vending situation in St Johns also, because it’s getting worst than the derelict vehicles

  2. Please they always coming and saying all these things and never finishes nothing. where I am living there are five abandon vehicle on my street. I call CBH, Health and Police and not up to now one one move them. I called and all they tell me call the police and when I do call the police, Police now telling call CBH. Those persons that leave their cars on the street ad never look back. They will just park and go their merry way. It should be charge because the number plates will be still be on the cars.

  3. I think it should not only be from Public Property, but also from private property. These derelict vehicles are a health hazard. They are a breading ground for rodents and mosquitoes. It’s better they go to parliament and make a law to make that become part of the Litter Act. And on some properties it is so unsightly for the neighborhood and the public alike. We need an Island Wide cleanup of these derelict vehicles. Not to mention the bushes that surround them

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