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Beautiful Montserrat’s Disgraceful Blight

Beautiful Montserrat’s Disgraceful Blight

Do you know the spot where Runaway Ghaut (Frenchmen’s Creek) runs into the sea?  One might expect this to be a beach of singular natural beauty, but it continues to be strewn by myriad plastic bottles carelessly discarded by litterers in the neighbourhood of the Secondary School.

These plastic bottles wash down the length of the ghaut, some temporarily lodging along the way, until they eventually collect among the rocks at the beach below.

In November of 2015 we counted over seventy (70) plastic bottles massed in that spot and, despite our calls for a cleanup, the number increased to over five hundred (500) in March of this year and today there are too many to count.

Runaway Ghaut and its environs should be a location of pristine beauty; instead it’s a quagmire where unsightly plastic bottles are allowed to pile up.

Local fishermen on foot put themselves at risk as they try to dodge this disgusting mess, but the real victims are the sea creatures which must contend with these everlasting bottles that endanger their very existence.

This is scandalous!  Littering is illegal, isn’t it?  It might be a good idea to enforce the law by making littering an expensive indulgence.  Is no one accountable?

S. Simpson

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Do you know the spot where Runaway Ghaut (Frenchmen’s Creek) runs into the sea?  One might expect this to be a beach of singular natural beauty, but it continues to be strewn by myriad plastic bottles carelessly discarded by litterers in the neighbourhood of the Secondary School.

These plastic bottles wash down the length of the ghaut, some temporarily lodging along the way, until they eventually collect among the rocks at the beach below.

In November of 2015 we counted over seventy (70) plastic bottles massed in that spot and, despite our calls for a cleanup, the number increased to over five hundred (500) in March of this year and today there are too many to count.

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Runaway Ghaut and its environs should be a location of pristine beauty; instead it’s a quagmire where unsightly plastic bottles are allowed to pile up.

Local fishermen on foot put themselves at risk as they try to dodge this disgusting mess, but the real victims are the sea creatures which must contend with these everlasting bottles that endanger their very existence.

This is scandalous!  Littering is illegal, isn’t it?  It might be a good idea to enforce the law by making littering an expensive indulgence.  Is no one accountable?

S. Simpson