Cayo police charge two involved in Burns Avenue “video incident”
May 30, 2016
Shane Gillett murder trial reaches climax
May 30, 2016

Ladyville man charged with land pollution

Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016. 6:06 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: 54 year old Pablo Pedro Bernard, an unemployed of corner Marage Road and Compassion Lane, Ladyville, must pay over a thousand dollars in fines for dumping his no longer Pablowanted electronics on private property where garbage should not be collected, despite allegedly having permission.

An environmental technician for the Department of the Environment brought the charges – pollution of land and obstruction of an officer in pursuance of his duties.

Allegations are that on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., Environmental Technician Marco Escalante saw Bernard dumping two old televisions sets over a fence located at Mile 9 ½ on the Philip Goldson Highway and into an open lot, which turned out to be a private land area.

Bernard appeared before Magistrate Deborah Rogers and pleaded guilty, explaining that he was not aware he was committing an offense, and that he got permission from the land owner to dump the TV’s.

But according to Magistrate Rogers, permission or not, the land is not designated for garbage disposal so the offense stands.

Magistrate Rogers fined Bernard $500 for obstruction and $800 for pollution of land under the Pollutions Regulations. The obstruction was alleged when according to Escalante he refused to give them his information and then began threatening the DOE officer as he took down his vehicle number.


Advertise with the largest and fastest growing audience in Belize ~ We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages. Your content is delivered instantly to thousands of users in Belize and abroad! Contact us at [email protected] or call us at 670-6397.


© 2016, This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *