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GBPA and residence engage Police and Ministry to tackle dumping and littering
By The Grand Bahama Port Authority
May 13, 2018 - 3:20:37 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Executives of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Members of the Keep Grand Bahama Committee and members of the GB Business Community met last week with the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) to discuss the enforcement of anti-littering and illegal dumping laws as well plans for a citywide cleanup effort. “We as residents and licensees also have to do our part to keep our island clean,” said Andrea Thompson, GB Business Owner. “My husband and I and many of our business colleagues are working with the GBPA to help make Freeport become the ‘Magic City’ we all love and remember.” Resulting from that meeting are plans for increased diligence on the part of the police; this includes the enforcement of fines for residents found indiscriminately littering or otherwise disregarding laws on illegal dumping, particularly in non-developed areas. Authorities have also committed to working with the MOE to deter beach littering and dumping of derelict cars as well. Pictured left to right are; Bertha McPhee Duncanson, Ministry of Environment, Rupert Hayward, GBPA Director, Olethea Gardiner, GBPA and Co-Chair KGBC Committee, Troy McIntosh, GBPA City Manager, Andrea Thompson, GB Business Owner, Superintendent Hilton Cash, Chief Superintendent Loretta Mackey , Assistant Superintendent Terecita Pinder of the Royal Bahamas Police Department and Joe Thompson, GB Business Owner.

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