Stiffer penalties needed for indiscriminate dumping

There is a call for stiffer penalties for persons who continue to indiscriminately dump garbage at different sites across the island.

“It shows that people have no regard for their environment and it’s time enough that persons be prosecuted. We cannot continue to just give a person a slap on the wrist,” President of Future Centre Trust Cammie Holder told Barbados TODAY this morning.

“This is extremely disgusting. What happens here will impact all of us because tourists come to Barbados not only because of the sea and sand but because of our cleanliness,” Holder said.

He was speaking at the site of a planned clean-up campaign of the polluted gully sites in Bucks, St Thomas.

Holder said the clean-up exercise, involving the St Thomas Parish Ambassadors, had to be rescheduled because of a logistical error.

He noted that subsequent to a clean-up exercise two weeks ago, more dumping has also been observed at the bridge at Bucks.

“So, persons are not taking heed that dumping is dangerous to our water supply and to the general health of every Barbadian and something needs to be done. This should be seen as a national threat to our security,” Holder said.

17 Responses to Stiffer penalties needed for indiscriminate dumping

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce June 17, 2017 at 11:57 am

    $2,000 Fine. No eye sores, No Long Talk, Keep Barbados Tidy.

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  2. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell June 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    The fines just come…lollll

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  3. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner June 17, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Ya know I’m sick and tired of all the talk about illegal dumping,get real arrest and charge folks but maybe that might snag some of the big fish too which won’t be good.Because let’s be real not only small fish illegally dumping but big fish too and in Barbados no one messes with de big fish.

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  4. Sam Pillie June 17, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    What the authorities should do is to have a twice weekly pick-up of these items found dumped. Things are tough out there and it shows that the public need help in this area, this would prevent a reoccurrence of the dumping and every one would be happy. Keep Barbados clean, don’t only tax the people who are struggling making things worst.

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  5. Michael Goodman
    Michael Goodman June 17, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    What’s the point in having stiffer penalties when no-one is ever charged and convicted even now!? Start charging people and have the cases brought to court quickly. (Yeah, another pig just flew by….)

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  6. jrsmith June 17, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    For real as ,@ hail, hail , Rawle Spooner hit it right on the button,
    as in Barbados nothing would be put right , for the black masses because you dont mess with the big fish from top to bottom Thats Barbados for you…….

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  7. Anne O'Nymus June 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Seems to be past time hobby for some folks of the St. Thomas area. Just have a look into Rusher Gully and the road that leads up to Lammings… a neverending display of discarded household, garden, and construction items, discreetly emptied out of trucks, SUVs, and cars in the disguise of the night. And nothing, but nothing is being done about it. What are these people thinking?? Too sad and what a shame!!

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  8. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams June 17, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Why not make the dump 24-7 and allow access to all vehicles with refuse, even if a small fee is charged. When a guy is trying to get to the dump by 6pm with a load of stuff and finds it closed upon arrival only really prudent guys will take that stuff home until the next day and what if, he/she has a clean job to move early the next day? Make life easier. I would like to drive up to the dump with my own trash by-passing the poor SSA service but is there any provision for non-registered haulers?

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  9. Milli Watt June 17, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    stupse……… a two by one place and still this is an issue. we know where the dumping taking place we know who dumping arrest somebody nuh

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  10. Donild Trimp June 17, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Barbados is a lawless society.

    Do you expect anything different from the dumpers who make up the lawless society.

    Barbadians of all stripes and illegals living in Barbados disregards the laws of the land on a daily basis and there is nothing the authorities can do about it.

    All the authorities do in Barbados is talk, talk, talk and no action. A real banana republic.

    People dumping illegally – talk, talk, talk – no action by the authorities..

    Illegals building houses on Government lands without permission and telling their friends in Guyana, St.Vincent and St.Lucia to come and get some free land – result – squatters here, there and everywhere – talk, talk, talk – no action by the authorities.

    People driving unregistered vehicles all over Barbados – talk, talk,
    talk – no action by the authorities.

    Lawless motor bike riders racing on the public roads endangering lives – talk, talk, talk – no action by the authorities.

    Businesses owing the treasury over $700 million in taxes and refusing to pay – worthless Gov’t officials saying there is nothing Gov’t can do.

    Minors having sex in classrooms and posting the action on social media – talk, talk, talk.

    Guns, ammunition and drugs entering Barbados illegally and every Tom, Dick and Harry knows how these items are entering the island. every Tom, Dick and Harry and the AUTHORITIES pretending they don’t know.

    Bribe here, bribe there, bribe everywhere. No transparency. If the Auditor General’s report is not enough for caring Barbadians to stop and take note, then nothing else will make them.

    Give me a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is time for action Barbados. Stop talking.

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  11. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba June 17, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    FUNDAL AND HIS RAT PACK SHOULD BE MADE TO CLEAN UP EVERY CART ROAD AND GULLIES, FOR THIS ILLEGAL DUMPING, WHY? ANSWER: THE CONTRACT THEY ENTER, WITH AH MAN, WHO SAID AFTERWARDS, IF GARBAGE COMES OR NOT, THAT 22.6 MIL HAVE TO COME PER YEAR. FOR HOW LONG? 20 YEAR DEAL? I THINK SO

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  12. jrsmith June 18, 2017 at 8:17 am

    What we need in Barbados which can be purchase from the (UK) 4 camera mini vehicles , which cruses around looking for people breaking the laws of the land…………………………………..

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    • Belfast June 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      All the illegal dumpers and law breakers have to do when these mini camera vans are put into operation, is to wait for two weeks or 200 miles, whichever comes first, before these vehicles break down and are thrown into one of the government’s decentralised scrap yards. Dah is we culture here, sir.

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  13. KS June 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

    You are correct (Epaphras D. Williams, June 17, 2017 at 2:36 pm) ………. the majority of people with a vehicle will most likely dump their large garbage items properly if the Dump (or Dumps) were 24/7 & skips placed in locations within each parish ….. does not take a rocket scientist to figure this out but our ‘leaders & decision makers’ don’t seem to have a clue………

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  14. Belfast June 18, 2017 at 11:29 am

    On a similar note. Today we read in the Sunday Sun that the dreaded Sargassum Seaweed has returned to the South Coast.
    Tell me I am not dreaming, but last year when the same south coast beaches were inundated with the seaweed, did not Dennis Lowe’s ministry purchased a piece of machinery capable of handling the seaweed in its early stages?
    Don’t tell me, but like the 3-wheel ambulances and mini trucks donated to the Ministry of Health, this Sargassum Seaweed eater has been left outside in Codrington to rust away.
    What ever became of those 15 garbage trucks which were imported into Barbados a while back.

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  15. Helicopter(8P) June 19, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    When the Police Air Cav Unit is commissioned all of the nonsencical, illigal activities manifested by the criminal minded; will be curtailed!

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