Citizens Could Face Stiffer Fines for Littering on the Island

jacobCitizens are being cautioned to refrain from littering, as they could face stiffer fines for the act this year.

This was one of the recommendations made at a press conference on Wednesday January 9th, with the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation, Discover Dominica Authority, the Roseau City Council and other stakeholders.

They are all trying to keep Dominica and especially Roseau clean and free from the huge amounts of garbage that is accumulated on a daily basis.

Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation (D.S.W.M.C), Mr. Jeno Jacobs says the press conference was to alert the public that the city of Roseau needs to be kept clean.

His Worship, Cecil Joseph, Mayor of Roseau, Cecil Joseph was particularly hard on restaurant owners in the city and urged them to adhere to the environmental laws of the country.

He says the city is being cleared three times a week but still there is a persistent stench.

According to Joseph, these food establishments have contributed tremendously to the stench in the city.

The Chief Environmental Health Officer, Mr. Anthony Scotland, called on the Government to establish what he described as “a brigade of Environment Health Police” to monitor the environment in Roseau, one people can be held accountable for their actions.

Residents could be given a penalty ticket of $500 to be paid immediately at the court, to deter them for littering in the city.

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