The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has continued to flag persons who flout the anti-littering laws and has recently recorded four victories against offenders who have been ordered to pay fines amounting to a total of $130,000.
During the first two weeks of the month, the EPA made four successful cases against persons who committed littering offences in April. Kenny Rogers Persaud of Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was charged and fined $50,000 for illegally dumping domestic waste at Enterprise, ECD. Richard Anthony Mars, of East La Penitence, Georgetown was also fined $50,000 for illegally dumping domestic waste at Sussex and Haag streets, Charlestown Georgetown.
In addition, Winston Clarke of Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara (WCD) and Hemawit Clarke of Newtown, Georgetown were both fined $15,000 each for failing to provide a waste receptacle in public transportation.
Meanwhile, the agency issued Clean up Orders and Litter Removal Orders to 11 persons for offences committed this month. Cecil Johnson of Ruimzeight Public Road, WCD; Neil Sukhram of Alexander Street, Georgetown; Anthony Craydon of ‘C’ Field, South Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown; Ernest Norman of La Bonne Intention, ECD; Carlyle Robertson of Oronoque Street, Georgetown; Lennox Cush of Campbellville, Georgetown; Leon Mohan of Good Hope, ECD; Paul Arjoon of Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown; Judy Hopkinson of D’Urban Backlands, Georgetown; Wyeth Rabilall of Hadfield Street, Georgetown and Johil Stores of Bourda were all served notices that require them to clean up the area or remove waste within a specified period.
The EPA reminds the public to desist from littering. The agency also commends the work of groups and individuals undertaking clean-up efforts in their immediate environs.