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Businessman, contractor convicted for breaching Beach Control Act

A Trelawny businessman and a contractor he employed have been fined $150,000 each for breaches of the Beach Control Act.
     
According to the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Rashidi Williams and Orville Webb pleaded guilty to encroaching on the foreshore and floor of the sea.
    
It is reported that they carried out dredging and reclamation works without a beach licence from the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA).
   
They appeared before the Trelawny Parish Court last week.


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