Illegal Sand-mining Notice

The Department of Physical Planning and Environment is informing the general public that there is a sand mining procedure and specified days for the mining of both Ghaut and Bay sand.

All persons who wish to mine ghaut or bay sand must first pay for such at the Public Works Department, Wellington Road, Basseterre. The receipt must then be taken to the Quarry for the issuing of the appropriate ticketing and instruction as to when and where the sand can be mined legally.

The specified mining days set by the Public Works Department are as follows:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays – Ghaut Sand

Wednesdays and Thursdays – Bay Sand

Mining is to be done between the hours of 8.00 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. on the days specified.

A number of persons have been seen removing sand without any legal documentation. Please be reminded that it is an offence to remove sand from ghauts and beaches without the necessary permit. Persons caught in this illegal activity are liable on summary conviction to a fine, imprisonment or both.

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