Local Govt Minister Pushing for Jail Time for Litter Bugs


Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, says he will be pushing for the imposition of custodial sentences for littering in order to combat the problem.

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The Local Government Minister says the regulations to increase the fines for littering are almost ready for submission to Cabinet.

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And, the Minister says an emergency meeting was convened today to plan a comprehensive clean up of the roadway and gullies along Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.

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He was speaking today during a tour of Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston which was flooded last week.

A pileup of garbage and other debris has been blamed for the flooding.


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