NIA may be forced to implement stiffer penalties to stem illegal dumping

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Health on Nevis, says legislation governing illegal dumping on the island may have to be revised if members of the public refuse to adhere to the existing regulations.The minister’s comment came while delivering a report on the issue of illegal dumping at a recent sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly.

“I also want to bring to the attention of the general public a very hurting situation that has been going on for a long time but it has now come to fore, that of illegal dumping. “We find a number of persons who are dumping indiscriminately all around the country, and we have now sought to enforce the penalties.