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Company fined BND500 for irresponsible dumping

Daniel Lim

A company was fined BND500 for irresponsible disposal of unwanted, used construction material at a public premise by the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) yesterday.

According to JASTRe, the company was fined under Section 12(1)(e), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act. The company has seven days to settle the fine or face proceedings in court.

If found guilty, there is a further BND1,000 fine or a month’s imprisonment; with subsequent offences carrying a penalty of BND3,000 fine or imprisonment of not more than three months.

JASTRe reminded the public of the common responsibility to ensure the cleanliness of the
surrounding environment.

Used construction material that was dumped irresponsibly by a company. PHOTO: JASTRE
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