More than 60 Companies to Face the Court for Violating Single Use Plastic-Ban

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Environment Minister, Daryl Vaz, says over sixty companies in Jamaica have so far found themselves in trouble with the law for breaching the country’s plastic ban.

Minister Vaz says despite the breaches he’s heartened by general support for the ban.

He says the Government has been reasonable as it moves to ensure that the ban reaps more success.

The Environment Minister is commending Government Senator Matthew Samuda for moving a private members motion a few years ago which triggered the plastic and styro-foam ban.

Daryl Vaz, Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for the Environment.


Minister Vaz says the plastic bottle recycling and deposit refund scheme is going well.

Minister Vaz says there’s more work left to be done in relation to the bid to rid the environment of plastic bottles.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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