People who cut down tress without a licence to do so may very well be fined as much as $50,000 or requested to serve a 12 months in prison, Environment Minister Robert Pickersgill advised a People’s National Party Youth Organization congress on Saturday in St Ann, Jamaica.
The water crisis which the island now faces could possibly be due to the party chopping down of trees, according to the minister.
“We have to preserve our trees,” he advised the congress.
The minister, in the meantime, requested members of the youth arm of the political party to educate persons in regards to the legal guidelines and the significance of the trees.
He mentioned it cost $15, 000 to get a licence, however urged individuals to discontinue chopping down trees.