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.