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Litter bugs front court

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THE Labasa Town Council (LTC) has produced 65 offenders in court for failing to pay their litter fines.

Speaking at a stakeholders meeting at the council chambers on Monday afternoon, council litter prevention officer Atish Narayan said apart from this group, about 200 offenders had paid their fine.

"The offenders are either individuals and corporate bodies who have littered within the town area," Mr Narayan said.

"The fine for an individual is $40 and for the corporate bodies, it's $1000. So far, more than 200 offenders have paid their fines and the rest have been produced in court.

"We also issued warrants to 14 offenders who ended up being arrested because of the offence."

Town special administrator Vijay Chand said they had continued to monitor the situation in town for the purpose of creating a cleaner and safe environment.

"Our officers are always on the streets doing their checks and we are pleading with members of the public to make use of the rubbish bins in town," he said.

"Keeping the town clean is not only the responsibility of the council, instead, it's everyone's duty to play a part in creating Labasa a beautiful place to live in.

"It's better to put the rubbish in the bins than to pay fines.

"Let's have civic pride in us and keep Labasa Town clean," said Mr Chand.








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