July 25, 2011
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) as agent and administrator for the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) was today successful in prosecuting Devon Wilson for breaches of the Beach Control Act (BCA).
Mr Wilson who was charged with three breaches pleaded guilty in the Port Antonio Resident Magistrates Court for constructing 2 seawalls and a pylon on his property at the edge of the Blue Lagoon. He was fined $10,000 for each of the three charges. The maximum fine under the BCA is $500,000 or 12 months imprisonment.
NEPA is investigating other breaches in the Blue Lagoon area and will take appropriate enforcement action as may be necessary.