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Litterbugs to face stiffer penalties next year

Published:Thursday | December 25, 2014 | 12:27 PM
Noel Arscott - File

Local government minister Noel Arscott says come next year, stiffer fines will be implemented for persons who continue to breach the island’s anti-litter law.



Arscott says he will be taking to Parliament a proposal for a range of significant fines for persons who are discarding garbage in a careless way.



He reminded Jamaicans that there is no need to discard their waste improperly, adding that improper waste disposal is one of the scourges that affect our beautiful country.



The Minister said many schools and companies have active programmes teaching persons about proper waste disposal measures as well as recycling.



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