Under the authority of the Litter Act, and in line with the Ministry of Health’s roll out of clean up initiatives, owners of derelict vehicles are being given seven days to remove their vehicles from public property.
A statement from the ministry said the notice is directed at owners of abandoned motor vehicles and other equipment engaged in the transportation of any kind that is stored on public property.
Any vehicle, that is deemed abandoned by the relevant authority, will be removed without any further notices within seven days which began on Friday May 10th.
The ultimatum from the Ministry of Health and the Environment comes as the country prepares to host a major concert aimed at combatting plastic pollution – the United Nations-sponsored ‘Play It Out’ anti-plastic-pollution concert slated for June 1st.
The much-anticipated concert – officially launched on April 30th – was organized to promote the ban on plastic bags and Styrofoam products, and is an initiative of the governments of Antigua and Barbuda and Norway, as well as the United Nations.
Grammy-nominated artiste and Soca King of the World, Machel Montano, and Grammy award-winning singer/actress, Ashanti, are some of the event’s headliners.