Two plead guilty to illegal dumping and are fined $3,000 each or three months in jail

Two people have been convicted and fined under the Litter Control and Prevention Act for illegally and indiscriminately dumping refuse.

Shane Horsford and Dasery Lavenierre both pleaded guilty to the charge of illegal dumping and were fined $3,000 each.

Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh gave them an alternative sentence of three months in prison if they fail to pay the sum in a timely manner.

On January 10, 2021, Horsford was caught depositing litter on lands owned by Janet Francis in Piccadilly.

Lavinerre, on the other hand, committed the offence on July 24, 2021, at Cooks.  She is alleged to have dumped litter on lands owned by the Crown.

Since it came into force on April 18, 2019, quite a number of people have been convicted for contravening this law.

There are fines as high as $5,000 for motorists caught dumping garbage, in addition to having their vehicle impounded and driver’s license suspended.

Businesses face a maximum fine of $15,000, while individuals face penalties of up to $3,000, or a year in prison, for breaching the law.