Stringent prosecution system coming to tackle littering, says minister

Saturday, January 19, 2013

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Noel Arscott, says that a stringent system of prosecution will begin soon to cut down on public littering.

“Whether it is a sweetie paper, a bottle, or a bag of garbage itself, we are going to begin a process to enforce the law, because we have to bring decency and sanity to the country,” Arscott declared.

The minister was speaking Friday at the handing over of space in Montego Bay‘s Charles Gordon Market for the establishment of a police post.

In his address, Arscott emphasised the importance of conforming to the laws of the land regarding the proper disposal of garbage.

The minister also commended the St James Parish Council for providing space for the police post and gave a commitment to assist “as far as resources will allow” to make the market environment safer.


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