Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Friday hinted at the establishment of a night court to deal with people who engage in littering.

Skerrit said his administration will also be looking at the possibility of banning Styrofoam cups and plates and non biodegradable products.

“Very early in January I will be engaging the stakeholders at the supermarkets, the restaurants and the importers…and the environmental groups to discuss those issues because at the end of the day it is our country and we, each of us must do an introspection and ask ourselves “Am I doing justice to my country?” the Prime Minister said.

In October, Guyana announced that it would implement a series of measures geared towards banning the importation and use of closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam, known by the trade mark brand, Styrofoam, as of January 1st next year.



  1. See what the power of people’s action can do. Thanks to WEF and the 12th of July Movement for bringing together all those groups and individuals to hold the Climate Change Day of Action at the Botia=anic Gardens and to highlight the problem of styrofoam and plastic pollution in our “Nature Isle” WEF will be announcing its programme of activities for the new year which will include an exciting new Caribbean-wide initiative. Watch this space! Let us strike while the iron is hot


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