• Today
    August 06

  • 08:50 PM

UPDATE: Dumpers to clean beach

CARLOS ATWELL, ​carlosatwell@nationnews.com

Added 09 July 2020


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.)

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)

Join Nation News on WhatsApp



Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Is enough done to mark Emancipation Day in Barbados?