NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Twelve persons were brought before Magistrate Samuel McKinney in court number one on Friday, March 8, charged with operating illegal garages.
Two persons also appeared before the same judge, charged with two counts of building without a permit, and making renovations to a building without approval, which is contrary to the Building Regulations Act, Chapter 200 and the Planning and Subdivision Act, 2010.
Fines were imposed on persons who pled guilty to these charges and they were given an opportunity by the court to clean up their properties within a certain period. Trial dates were fixed by the court in those matters where persons entered not guilty pleas.
More persons are expected to be brought before the Magistrate’s Courts in the near future with reference to similar applications.
Last week’s charges were filed by Minister of Public Works, Desmond Bannister, in his capacity as the Minister with responsibility for the operation of garages and building regulations.