Minister Emmanuel warns garbage haulers again

GREAT BAY – Vromi-Minister Christophe Emmanuel publicly criticized the country’s garbage haulers for doing a sloppy job during yesterday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. “To the garbage haulers: in my opinion you seem to be reverting back to how the island looked like in December. I am saying to each and every one of you to pull up your socks or I will have to pull up mine – and that is not the direction you want to go.”

The minister said that he is receiving a lot of calls from all over the island about the garbage collection. “Garbage is not being picked up frequently and consistently. It is a concern that I intend to tackle and I am not going to bend or sway when it comes to garbage haulers.”

Emmanuel said that things were on the right track for a while. “However, we have slowed down and it is unacceptable. I say to each and every one of you – you know who you are – please do what you have to do in a consistent manner. It does not look good for the people of our island. They are not happy with the way their districts are looking.”

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In December of last year, the minister fined two garbage haulers 3,500 guilders each for not living up to their contracts.

A week later, the minister indicated that he intended to collect the fines too: “The requisite department is charged with the collection. We definitely are going to collect those fines, otherwise there is no point issuing them. Our department gives two warnings and then a fine follows.”

 

 

Source: TODAY http://today.sx/local-news/minister-emmanuel-warns-garbage-haulers/

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