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  • The Mayor noted that the signs and billboard programme is now in its third phase, and letters are being sent to non-compliant entities.
  • She reminded that failure to comply will result in the following: removal of signs; publishing of names in the print media; and legal action.
  • The KSAC commenced its drive to remove illegal billboards and signs in the city.

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Angela Brown Burke, is urging business operators in the Corporate Area to comply with the rules and regulations when erecting billboards and signs.

“The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has no real interest in removing the signs, but if businesses do not heed the notices, then we will have to resort to removing them. We continue to commend and encourage those who are compliant,” she said.

She was addressing the monthly meeting of the KSAC, held on December 10, in downtown Kingston.

The Mayor noted that the signs and billboard  programme is now in its third phase, and letters are being sent to non-compliant entities, outlining the law and requesting that they make contact with the office within seven days of receipt of these notices.

She reminded that failure to comply will result in the following: removal of signs; publishing of names in the print media; and legal action in the Resident Magistrate’s Court.

In February this year, the KSAC commenced its drive to remove illegal billboards and signs in the city.

With regard to trade licences, she said the KSAC has entered into the final stage of its compliance strategy, pointing out that the names of 41 traders were published in the print media on Sunday, November 24, 2013.

“We have already received positive responses from some of these businesses. For those businesses that continue to be non-responsive, be warned that alternative action will be taken, including closure of the business place, and serving of warrants,” she said.

A trade licence is issued for a person to operate a business.