Derelict vehicles identified on Bequia
Seven derelict vehicles have been identified on Bequia for removal by their owners.
Inspection of the island was conducted on November 15, as part of the derelict vehicle programme undertaken by the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, the Public Health Department and the CWSA Solid Waste Management Unit.
The seven vehicles were identified and removal notices were served on the owners or caretakers of these vehicles, instructing removal within seven days, a release from the Solid Waste Management Unit said.
Failure to comply with these notices may result in the vehicles being removed by the authorities and the cost of such removal charged to the owner or caretaker of the vehicle, as per the provisions of the Litter Act.
The indiscriminate parking of derelict vehicles along roadsides, sidewalks and verges poses a significant public health risk and is considered to be a traffic hazard.
Additionally, Bequia is a prime tourist destination and derelict vehicles devalue the product by creating scenes that are visually repulsive to visitors.