The two men caught on video dumping illegally at the Drill Hall Beach, St. Michael have received a severe scolding from Environment Minister, Trevor Prescod, who has warned that other culprits found dumping indiscriminately, will face the full extent of the law.
Twenty-three year Ross Corbin and 29-year-old Anthony Brathwaite who were seen in a social media post, dumping coconut shells from an open back vehicle, will also clean the stretch of beach from the Hilton to the Pierhead over the next five days, as part of their punishment.
Additionally, health officials have warned them that in spite of the community service they could still face prosecution.
Minister Prescod, told them that while there was a compromise on this occasion, future actions of illegal dumping will not be tolerated.
Minister Prescod also placed on notice those persons who have escaped the hands of the law for illegal dumping.
Meantime, in the presence of Minister and Environmental health authorities, both men issued public apologies for their actions, reportedly seen as far as Germany.
29-year-old Brathwaite who had used obscene language while on the back of the vehicle, expressed remorse.
23-year-old Corbin says he was sorry for his actions.