Ross Corbin (left) and Anthony Brathwaite, who were recorded while dumping illegally on July 8, have apologised and have to clean a stretch of beach. (Picture by Nigel Browne.)
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The two men who were recorded illegally dumping coconut shells near Hilton Barbados yesterday now have a two-kilometre stretch of beach to clean up.
This morning, Minister of Environment Trevor Prescod, Sanitation Service Authority public relations officer Carl Padmore; National Conservation Commission general manager Ryan Als, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Health and Royal Barbados Police Force, met with Anthony Brathwaite 29, and 23-year-old Ross Corbin to tell them what was expected of them.
In accordance with the Health Services Act, the men have to clean the entire area and, in lieu of immediate prosecution, have five days to perform community service where they have to clean from Needhams Point to Pierhead in St Michael.
However, the men were informed prosecution was still an option.
Both men apologised for their actions, with Prescod warning them the authorities would not be so lenient should there be another incident.
“I want all persons who escaped us before to take this as a warning. We will not be so courteous on the next occasion. Judicial action will be taken . . . ,” said Prescod.
Als said illegal dumping kept the NCC extremely busy and they did not have the personnel to cover everywhere at once so when people dumped behind the backs of their rangers, the incidents had to be added to their schedule and that took time.
Brathwaite and Corbin, whose parents owned the vehicle seen in the now viral video, were tracked by the Sanitation Service Authority via the vehicle number. (CA)
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