Coconut vendor ordered to clean up

A local coconut vendor was yesterday ordered to clean up his mess after he was caught dumping at Buck’s, St Thomas.

The vendor is the latest in a string of illegal dumpers who have recently been forced to take remedial action.

However, it was not clear if the vendor was the one actually doing the clean up or if he contracted someone else to do the job, as has been the practice of late by those who have run afoul of the garbage disposal regulations.

One of the signs which was ignored by the dumpers.
One of the signs which was ignored by the dumpers.
Here, the clean up takes place under the watchful eyes of an environmental health official.
Here, the clean up takes place under the watchful eyes of an environmental health official.

Yesterday officials again expressed concern that despite the mounting of  signs, which clearly read: “No dumping. Trespassers will be Prosecuted”, Barbadians were still proceeding to illegally dispose of their waste at Bucks, which has become a major site for illegal dumping.

From old couches and deep freezers to solar panels and coconut shells, the privately owned property continues to be invaded.

Massy Properties Managing Director Shane Sandiford said he was notified by security two nights ago that someone was dumping on the property, while noting that the coconut vendor was called in today to clean up the piles of coconut shells.

Representatives from Massy Properties and the Ministry of Health were on hand to supervise the clean up.

Sandiford said since the dumping problem escalated last June, the  company has had to hire security for its property at Bucks.

6 Responses to Coconut vendor ordered to clean up

  1. Angela Payne
    Angela Payne June 11, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Seems we all above the law !!

  2. Mhizz Joan Moore
    Mhizz Joan Moore June 11, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Need to make them clean up the highway also when the finish selling the tax free coconuts

  3. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner June 11, 2016 at 8:52 am

    No one takes these signs seriously because no one is ever prosecuted for illegal dumping in Barbados.

  4. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid June 11, 2016 at 8:58 am

    No people to cheap, pay the tipping fee and you wouldn’t have to clean up good work MOH

  5. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte June 11, 2016 at 10:31 am

    This is what u get when u are lenient with people. Vending is not allowed on highways. Check the regulations

  6. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 12, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Ordered to clean up! Where is the imposing penalty followed by the clean up that would send a clear message that the authorities are no longer in the sport mekking business? What must be done for there to be an effective deterrent is to enforce a strong disciplinary action for such persons to dare not dump again.


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