Two Men Ordered To Work At Solid Waste For Six Months On Illegal Dumping Convictions, Two Others Fined

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Four persons were convicted after appearing in court on Thursday 23rd July 2020 on charges of Illegal Dumping; a serious offence in the Litter Control and Prevention Act 2019.

The first case was that of Shawn McKenzie who plead guilty to illegal dumping in Denfields. He has been ordered to pay three thousand dollars or spend six months in prison if he defaults.

Carol Bailey also plead guilty to illegally dumping in Denfields and has been ordered to pay three thousand dollars or spend six months in prison if he defaults.  Bailey has since paid the fine.

In addition, Steve Hurst and Everton Burkes also plead guilty to illegally dumping in Freetown and Side Hill respectively.  They were both ordered to work with the National Solid Waste Management Authority for a period of 6 months by providing trucking service. They will spend six months in prison if they default.

These judgements were handed down by Chief Magistrate, Joanne Walsh.

Two other illegal dumping cases that went before the court were for Ramey Brown and George Purcell. Their matters have been adjourned to October 26th, 2020.

Meanwhile, authorities are investigating another case of illegal dumping around the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday morning.  The owner of the vehicle has been identified but according to reports, was not driving the vehicle at the time that the incident occurred.  The police along with the authorities are in the process of identifying the driver so that charges can be brought.

General Manager for the National Solid Waste Management Authority, Daryl Spencer is pleased that these sentences have been handed down to those individuals who continue to disregard the Litter Control and Prevention Act 2019.

He continues to urge the public to play their part in maintaining a cleaner and greener Antigua and Barbuda.

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  1. Is that George Purcell the farmer. If that is so shame on him. Very disappointed for a professional farmer. Lets hope it’s not him.
    On the other hand I applaud thta finally we see people being carry in front of the court to stand trial. And that six month free trucking is not long enough. But it’s a start at least.

  2. The expatriate companies who dump asbestos and refuse to make a report as required by law are not bother by CBH even when reports are made to them so why harass the poor black people? They are just doing what they see passed by CBH if you are an expatriate owner.
    Over a year now CBH has refused to find out where the expatriate company at the airport dumped the asbestos that they removed without authorization and compliance with authority of CBH but they are big and have friends in high places so they are overlooked! WHITE CRIME MATTERS!

  3. Where are the pictures of those men?Name and shame their backsides.Nasty sets of people.In the future send a few of them to 1735.Then when they come out send them to clean up the mess.

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