Consultations to begin on the nation’s strictest environmental laws ever

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Illegal Dump Site At Royal Gardens

Consultations are to begin this month on updated environmental laws which proposes jail time for littering.

The Ministry of the Environment says it will host a number of public consultations on the Litter Control and Prevention Bill 2018 this month.

The Bill addresses a number of issues including the Disposal of Litter in a Public Place, Disposal of Litter from Motor Vehicle or Trailer, Illegal Dumping, Disposal of Waste from Construction Sites, Storage and Disposal of Commercial Waste by Business Owners, Appointment and Removal of Litter Prevention Wardens from Office, Disposal of Derelict Vehicles and Punishment of Offence.

The first consultation will take place on Monday 14th January at the Multipurpose Cultural and Exhibition Centre at 5:30 pm.

The second will be at the Liberta Primary School on Monday 21st January while Wednesday 23rd January will be held at the Cedar Grove Primary School.

Starting time for each consultation is 5:30 pm.

Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, the Honourable Molwyn Joseph, Permanent Secretary within the Ministry, Joan Carrott, Environment Management Coordinator, Indira James-Henry as well as a member of Legal Affairs will be the speakers at the event. 

A number of Senior Technicians from the Central Board of Health and the National Solid Waste Management Authority will also be in attendance to answer any questions that the public may have.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Thank god for Mary john I hope they name the bill after her she has been at the forefront working tirelessly and thanklessly on exposing litter bugs and illegal dump sites only to be ignored and denigrated by officialdom
    Praise the lord

  2. Unless and until the government provides proper trash and waste receptacles at prominent and convenient locations in each parish, the problem will never be improved nor solved! The ministry needs to do theomir part first so people do not need to break the law in order to dispose.

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