Government now warns Dominicans that a new court will soon be established to enforce the Litter Act, and those who breach the law will face the consequences.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made that statement in light of the recent cabinet decision to implemented a special court to deal with offenses such as those that would fall under the litter Act. During a press conference on Friday, he stated that the bad practice of dumping garbage around the country needs to stop.
He said “Too many people are just dumping things indiscriminately in this country; whether it is from vehicles, or from your homes, we have to appreciate the environment. We have to be conscious of our own individual and collective responsibility.”
Mr Skerrit advised that litter wardens will be stationed all around Dominica to work with environmental health officers, in order to bring to justice, those persons who have no respect for the environment, and who are in violation of the Litter Act.
Mr Skerrit noted that in order for the Tourism Sector and Foreign Direct Investments to be maintained, and for also for ensuring Dominica’s image as the Nature Island of the Caribbean, citizens must be mindful of the need to keep the environment clean and pristine.
He added “So this court will meet, to deal with matters relating to the environment. Be warned that if you have your Styrofoam cup drinking juice on a bus, then leave that cup in your bag, or hold it when you get to a garbage bin. If you throw it out you will have a problem with the courts,” the Prime Minister advised.
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