Newspaper Editor Charged For Sand Mining

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La Sagesse, beach erosion, Grenada. Sand mining in Grenada has been identified as one of the main contributing factors to beach degradation. Photo source: ©© shaggyshoo

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Newspaper Editor, George Worme, who has used his newspaper to expose what he sees as corruption in Grenada, has been arrested and charged for stealing sand, police have said.

Under Grenadian law it is illegal to extract sand from the beaches and such a crime carries a penalty of EC$15,000 (US$5,555) or two years in prison…

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Grenada Beach Sand Mining, Unesco
Sand mining in Grenada has been identified as one of the main contributing factors to beach degradation. Beach sand accounts for 100% of the fine aggregate used for construction purposes. In recent years rapid growth in tourism, building of private homes and businesses and the laying down of new agricultural roads have generated a marked increase in the demand for beach sand…