PHOTO OF THE DAY: A garbage dump next to Waitukubuli Nature Trail?

The photographer says this garbage dump is located a few yards from the Waitukubuli Nature Trail and thinks Dominicans can do better.

Photo by Andy Burkard

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53 Comments

  1. July 12, 2011

    THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO DO BETTER, THE CHURCH NEEDS,TO ASK FOR VOLUNTEERS DURING THE SUNDAY SERMONS, FOR PEOPLE TO HELP CLEAN UP THIER COMMUNITY THE GOVERNMENT NEED TO PITCH IN BY PROVIDING TRASH BAGS, AND A PLCE TO DISPOSED THE TRASH AFTER THE VOLUNTEERS PICK IT UP , THERE HAVE TO HAVE COMMUNITY LEADERS TO LEAD , THE BEACH IN PORTSMOTH NEED CLEANING ALSO . PLEASE LETS HELP KEEP DOMINCA BEATIFULL.

    • Anonymous
      February 13, 2013

      Quick question: What, exactly, are YOU doing about this? other than telling other people what they need to do?

  2. Vicey
    May 20, 2011

    Why would this be even be posted a photo of the day, foolishness

    • Caribbean National
      May 20, 2011

      Agree with you 1000%, what they need to know Dominica are not the only ones visiting this site, this is nasty, what is happening in Dominica, as afr as the eyes can see, something is definitely wrong with the island

      • Anonymous
        June 5, 2011

        those peapol realy mess up the earth sorry about my spelling :cry:

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  3. As I See It
    May 19, 2011

    This looks like Bell Hall. It is such a shame for a country that is considered the nature Island. This is so unnatural. Some of us are just litter bugs attempting to transform our island to Litter Island

  4. carib child
    May 19, 2011

    Wow, Come on Dominicans,, stop the Political hatred..

  5. Dominica ......people
    May 19, 2011

    One thing, we can take things in the wrong way eh. What the man’s birth place have to do with it. I know Andy and the guy maybe is more patriotic than many of those of you making comments about his birth place. For one to leave all they could be doing in Switzerland and to come and live and stay in Dominica to develop our young persons bodies and minds.. is exemplary. Some of us do not want to pick up a piece of plastic in front of our door if the wind blows it there.. but we are talking.
    I am sure he took the picture because he was concerned and knows that posting it there will generate some interest and will surely get it cleaned. Dominicans talking more nonsense about Dominica than a little garbage could ever do damage to our country. Do we listen to ourselves on the various talk shows and what we say on the net… these are worse.

    So you think, tourists will think Dominica doest have junk? Does someone look at you in your nice clothes and painted faces and not think you have junk in your life?
    Grow up people and stop personalizing everything. And Andy… I am waiting for the follow up pictures too… of the cleaned up area.

    Marpin, used to do a segment on that before… where it? Bring it back for some changes.. you see how it used to work well…. bring it back Marpin.

  6. Acra Speed
    May 19, 2011

    Waw I feel alot better now. After a hard day I come online looking for a nice sunset or nice picture.. but is more rubbish i gettin.. bes I had just go in d toilet and jock my stress away man

  7. Mabouché
    May 19, 2011

    Pertaining to the image of Dominica,this pic is going to do more harm than good.
    It is not going to force the perpetrators to refrain from the illegal garbage dumping.
    All it will do is give any foreigner the impression that this is the state of the entire country.
    The photographer himself is not Dominican by birth. I wonder, would he ever go on a hunt of degrading pics of his European country and post them online ?

    This is very sad! Obviously this is a problem that needs to be addressed and ”photo of the day” is not the place for it. When searching through the other ”photo of the day” pics anyone can find beautiful pics of the country…then there’s THIS one.

    Rather than submitting the photo to Dno, why didnt the photographer contact the proper authorities or better yet, gather a bunch of your Swiss buddies and help clean it up.

    • ..
      May 19, 2011

      Andy may not be Dominican by Birth but he sure is Dominican at Heart. What he is trying to do is bring an awareness to us that we need to be more responsible citizens. This gentleman has contributed so much to our island and has had such a positive impact on our youth. He has surely contributed more than most of us to our country’s progess and has helped in showcasing our island and exposing our youths’ talent.

      I regret not posting this photo because I see this every day. For those of you who wonder where this is, this is located in the Cottage constituency right next to the Douglas Bay just after the Cabrits national Park. it is time we as Dominicans take action and clean up our mess.

      Good work Andy. Thanks for highlighting an issue we have been sweeping under the rug.

    • Cerberus
      May 19, 2011

      Don’t shoot the messenger, stop dumping garbage!!!

  8. and
    May 19, 2011

    A $7,000.00 fine and the cost of the clean up should be the deterrent, along with a $5,000.00 reward taken from the fine to aid in information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the culprit.

  9. Small Boss
    May 19, 2011

    DNO……… you all could do better. That picture is not one for ‘photo of the day.’ Come on. You know what kind of negativism that picture would have caused. For one, the Government doesn’t or rather, cannot be looking when the perpetrators are at work. People will always find a way to do mischief. They may see it as easier for them. I am not saying it is right. It is up to the local, ordinary man to report these people or take it upon himself not to litter. There have always been illegal dumping sites around the island, praise God, a lot have been closed down.

    Certain Dominicans try their best to degrade the country, I think, you 2, DNO, trying that as well. Give us breath taking photos of the beauty the nature island has 2 offer. Give us the set of pics that would want someone to visit not turn away. Use your other columns for the pessimistic issues.

    • Sprinter
      May 19, 2011

      Sometimes we need negativism to pull up our socks. If we continue to keep our heads in the sand and ignore what is the present reality, we will do nothing to fix. We need saying that Dominica is the nature island, yet we do all in our power to pollute her. This reminds me of the Marpin segment which brought issues to the fore and these issues seemed to have been dealt with soon after. MAYBE A GREATER EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO ENSURE THAT THIS PLACE IS CLEANED AND WE AS DOMINICANS CONTINUE TO ENSURE IT REMAINS CLEAN. THANKS MR, PHOTGRAPHER.

  10. justice
    May 19, 2011

    shame on the ones who polute. For that huge sign to be there and all that trash. A shame!

  11. ME
    May 19, 2011

    AH MAGWE’ SA, WE CAN DO BETTER. UNITY MY PEOPLE UNITY, LET THE POLITICIANS FIGHT TO THEIR OWN DESTROCTION AND LETS SHOW THEM WE CAN BUILD SWEET DOMINICA. LETS UNITE MY PEOPLE

  12. I love my country
    May 19, 2011

    Good work Andy…..let the authorities see what needs to be done. And then when it is cleaned up…make some people pay…..I cant understand why people litter. I keep every scrap paper or plastic in my car until I reach home to discard it properly. People too nasty… and they do not realise that these kind of waste stays on the ground…forever.

  13. fabric freshener
    May 19, 2011

    nice pic! Dominica is so beautiful

  14. Disgusted
    May 19, 2011

    That is salopte. Too much ignorance in Dominica. What is even more frightening is that we are quickly becoming a lawless state. With irregularities, inconsistencies and total disregard for the laws of the land (From top and bottom) lawlessness is our destiny.

  15. Well Well
    May 19, 2011

    No wonder we have deaths by leptospirosis. Pure nastiness!

  16. Deoborah
    May 19, 2011

    Sad to say Roseau in the Nature Isle is one of the filthiest cities in the Eastern Caribbean the drains make you want to vomit, particularly on Cork Street.

  17. Homeboy
    May 19, 2011

    What a shame! First of, te old car can be scarapped and the metal sold. Scrap metal is at a premium now. While this is not the government’s fault, the community should notify the solid waste department to perform a clean up and some strict monitoring and enforcement ( seizing of vehicles involved, fines levied against individuals).

    • Speaking my mind.
      May 19, 2011

      It is the government’s fault. Dominica Solid Waste Management is a governmental entity, let’s get that clarified. Secondly, it simply shows the ignorance of people in our nation

    • Homeboy
      May 19, 2011

      Excuse my errors ‘the’ and scrapped

  18. Piper
    May 19, 2011

    Instead of just etecting a sing and walking away, why don’t the authorities keep a vigil and prosecute those they catch dumping garbage in the area?

    They prosecute for all kinds of silly things after all.

  19. Mabouché
    May 19, 2011

    Although it is very disgusting that anyone would do such a thing, we have to put into consideration the image of Dominica we are portraying to the world and to future tourists thinking of visiting.

    There are many beautiful pics of the country that could have been submitted ANDY!
    I don’t know what is wrong with this Swiss tourists turned Dominican. STUPPES!!

    • Redz
      May 19, 2011

      no point in hiding the filth in D/ca. The tourists will see it when they visit anyway. It’s our responsibility to keep our lovely country clean. I guess it’s a norm these days to shut our mouths about what affects the country.

      • Sprinter
        May 19, 2011

        Dominica’s Image is what it is-we are too careless and behave too irresponsible as a people. Andy, show the pictures. Do you think the tourists do not see the same when they come here? I know this Swiss Dominican is a proud Dominican. If he did not care, he would never show the picture. He is aware that as long as things are not highlighted, they are never dealt with. That’s Dominica for you.

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    • FED UP DOMINICAN
      May 19, 2011

      So what if he is not a born Dominican. At least he CARES.

      Condemn those who think it’s OK to dump rubbish any and every where.

      Why do some Dominicans have an aversion to cleanliness.

  20. Bayside
    May 19, 2011

    Hope they clean it up. This is an eye sore. SHAMMMMME!!!

  21. hmm
    May 19, 2011

    So the garbage stays? In the meanwhile who cleans up?

  22. Educating you
    May 19, 2011

    them ppl too salop

  23. yup
    May 19, 2011

    seems like every empty spot is a land fill. gosh man, some people too nasty.

  24. Ha
    May 19, 2011

    What makes this photo funny is the SIGN IN THE BACKGROUND stating that you are NOT to dump garbage there!

  25. ... Ms
    May 19, 2011

    OUCH!!! What a slap in the face!! Tourism… everybody’s business???

  26. Bougla
    May 19, 2011

    Any one caught should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

  27. shatta
    May 19, 2011

    They should put one infront d community of grandbay ,

    • grandbarian
      May 19, 2011

      You an as*

    • Anonymous
      May 19, 2011

      I think it would look better infront your shack.

      • grandbarian
        May 19, 2011

        i second that

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    • dam fool
      May 19, 2011

      Shatta I’m from Porssie -proud to be and I must say that your comment is shameful and sad.If you are trying to be funny then mr comedian you got alot of work to do.

  28. forkit
    May 19, 2011

    that was not wiltshire vision….

  29. eagles125
    May 19, 2011

    These people who dump their garbage are very extremely nasty. There is no other word to describe these people but plain old NASTY.

    • Watching
      May 19, 2011

      Nonsense you talking. There is another word, and it is SALOP!

    • shame
      June 5, 2011

      well there is stupid

  30. m
    May 19, 2011

    saying what segment of the train might have also been useful

  31. Anonymous
    May 19, 2011

    such a shame. I believe we can do better than that too! we will have to start using cameras soon and give some heavy fines to the culprit

  32. dominic
    May 19, 2011

    Dominicans Help To bring down there Own country after all people know better than this

  33. umm
    May 19, 2011

    d country needs a clean up
    nature isle but it so dirty

    • Watching
      May 19, 2011

      Nature Isle is dirty because we dirty it. If we all clean up after ourselves or dispose of our rubbish properly, then the Nature Isle will be clean to the point that it will be mistaken for the Garden of Eden.

  34. ???
    May 19, 2011

    IT IS ALSO THE WAY TO A BEACH. I THIING THOSE WHO DOING SO NEED TO STOP IT. PLEASE LETS US KEEP OUR COUNTRY CLEAN AND GREEN.

  35. charmed
    May 19, 2011

    although there is a sign saying this is not a dump site. this is very disturbing…

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