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To report cases of littering and illegal dumping, call the Unit’s hotline number 219-0021, or e-mail:  greenguyana@gmail.com

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2015-2016: Updates on Litter Enforcement Unit (LEU)

 

Throughout 2015, the Litter Enforcement Unit had its focus aimed at the Enhancement of Central Georgetown, with the launching of the rigorous ‘Business against Litter Initiative’ to integrally involve the business community in creating litter free spaces/zones within Guyana. Furthermore, assessments of local areas within Georgetown were conducted between March, 2015, and September, 2015, to detect offences and determine the issues within the areas and have enhancement groups developed to correct the situation. It wasn’t until 2016, however, that enhancement of many of the areas came to fruition.

 

                                     

 

To date, and in accordance with the LEU’s 2016 Annual Work-plan, the application of appropriate enforcement actions for litter offences has been effected within Regions 02, 03, 04, 07 and 10. In this regard, 43 citation orders and 07 fixed penalties were issued; 01 fixed penalty was pursued in Court; and 03 matters were addressed by the Magistrate Courts. While the Unit has recorded an average of 73% decrease in enforcement actions compared to the same period during 2015, the percent compliance rate has increased by 23% in Regions 03 and 04. The improvement of compliance rate with enforcement actions is a hurdle that was overcome by conducting more comprehensive investigations and the development of the “Consent to Accept Fixed Penalty” Form and the Court Plaint that summarizes litter offence cases for the Magistrate. Both documents were instrumental in the ensuring compliance with Fixed Penalty and successful prosecution of Court cases.

 

The following Litter Offence Cases were successfully prosecuted in 2016:

Offender’s Name

Offenders’ Address

Offence Committed

Basheer Saffie

301, First Street, Street Success, East Coast Demerara.

Offender failed to comply with Fixed Penalty and was charged $50,000 for littering a public place with domestic and animal waste.

Pritipaul Singh Investiments

Mid Alantic Seafood, Mc doom, East Bank Demerara.

Offender was charged $100,000 for littering a public place with commercial waste.

Dhyan Singh

5th Street, Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown.

Offender was charged $50,000 for littering a public place with domestic waste.

 

During January to April, 2016, the LEU successfully implemented the Litter Enforcement Program (LEP) within Regions 02, 07 and 10 primarily based on collaborative efforts between the Agency and the Local Organs within the Regions.

As such, in Region 2 a total of eleven (11) citation orders were issued to the following entities:

 

Name of Offender

Address

Offence Committed

Kamla Narine

Airy Hall Public Road, Essequibo

Littering a public place

Iftiker Ishman

36 Vilvoorden Essequibo Coast

Littering a public place

Eyjaz Alley

22 Vilvoorden Essequibo Coast

Littering a public place

Quality Lumber Products

Industrial Site, Anna Regina, Essequibo

Littering a public place

Dulari Singh

49 Anna Regina, New Housing Scheme, Essequibo

Littering a public place

Vanessa Culpaper

Charity New Housing Scheme, Essequibo

Littering a public place

Pomeroon Oil Mill

Lot 86, Charity, Pomeroon, Essequibo

Littering a public place

Jeremiah Latchman

20 Huis't Diereen Essequibo

Littering a public place

Nadya Amsterdam

Anna Regina, New Housing Scheme, Essequibo

Littering a public place

Khamali Singh

Anna Regina, New Housing Scheme, Essequibo

Littering a public place

Daniel Ramnauth

48 Anna Regina, New Housing Scheme, Essequibo

Littering a public place

One hundred percent (100%) compliance with the abovementioned citations was verified.

 

In Region 07, a total of four (04) citation orders were issued to the following entities:

Name of Offender

Address

Offence Committed

Dannyram Pooran

102 First Ave, Bartica.

Littering a public place

Dotsan Joseph

Third and Fourth Avenue, Fourth Street, Bartica.

Littering a public place

Nazir Latiff

48, Fourth Avenue, Bartica.

Littering a public place

Peter Rafferty

18, Second Avenue, Bartica.

Littering a public place

One hundred percent (100%) compliance with the abovementioned citations was verified.

 

In Region 10, a total of ten (10) citation orders were issued to the following entities:

Name of Offender

Address

Offence Committed

Lavern Thomas

Chinese Layne, Kwakwani, Berbice River.

Littering a public place

Zaheer Waheed

Kwakwani Mine Site, Berbice River.

Littering a public place

Silvia Adolph

Park Front, Kwakwani, Berbice River.

Littering a public place

Kester Daly

Park Front, Kwakwani, Berbice River.

Littering a public place

Lennox Nester

235, Blue Berry Hill, Wismar, Linden

Littering a public place

Marceline Daw

195, Blue Berry Hill, Wismar, Linden.

Littering a public place

Brian Mc Rae

4371, Toucan Drive, Amelia’s Ward, Linden.

Littering a public place

Leon Jathoo

08, South Amelia’s Ward, Linden.

Littering a public place

Larance Mitchell

30 West Watooka, Linden

Littering a public place

Carl Glassgow

27 Danjou Alley, Christian Burg, Linden

Littering a private premises

Eight (08) of the ten (10) offenders were in compliance while the other two (02) were non-compliant.

 

To share any information that you may have about polluters to help keep the country clean and beautiful, please contact the Agency’s Litter Enforcement Unit on (592) 219-0021