Not often you find an island wide cleanup campaign landing those who were willingly involved in this voluntary environmental effort facing a lawsuit and having to climb the steps at the Hillsborough courthouse.
This, as summons has been served on three persons from various departments of the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, one from a statutory body and one police officer. They are expected to appear at the Carriacou Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday June 17th at 9 am.
Plaintiff Vena Gay of Tyrell Bay has retained the services of a St George based attorney-at-law to seek compensation for items which she claimed went missing during the NaDMA and Environmental Health department island wide cleanup campaign on Sunday October 12th, 2014.
The summons in part states – the defendants ( aforementioned) without the consent of the Plaintiff wrongfully entered onto the said land ( Tyrell Bay) and into the Plaintiff’s house (said location) and removed from the Plaintiff’s premises a number of personal effects belong to the plaintiff to wit:
(A)Clothing valued at $400.00
(B)A stove valued at $ 2,500.00
(C)Two (2) suitcases valued at $ 750.00
(D)Silver cutlery and a complete set of China valued at $3,000.00
(E)A briefcase containing six (6) golden bracelets valued at $1,500.00
This amounts to a grand total of $8,150.00
This predicament, facing those employees of the various departments, is as a result of them responding positively to the call to rid the island of debris and stagnant water catchments, which were proving to be fertile breathing ground for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. During that period the sister isles of Carriacou and Petite Martinique were fighting a losing battle to curb the rapid spread of the painful Chikungunya virus, which went on to wreak havoc across the entire region.