NSC lights still off
“We will be selling tokens to the [presidents, leaders of sporting associations] only. I don’t want anybody off the street. We have to trust one another. They are some people who say they would take responsibility. [Once] they monitor it, we will start back selling tokens again,” Fingall said.
He explained that the NSC had to deal with a huge level of vandalism in relation to token boxes.
“Sometimes they rip off the entire door, damage the locks and some of the lights can’t even turn off and are running all during the day and all night long. It is a waste and it has to change. It is tampering, vandalism and in some cases fraud and these are offences and the police will deal with it,” he said.
Fingall made it abundantly clear that the NSC was prepared to take legal action against perpetrators once enough evidence was provided.
“If we find somebody guilty and we have to take it to the court and make an example out of somebody, we will, because it is serious business. I am not afraid to go to court. The island can’t afford it. That is a part of why we are at this position now.
“That type of attitude of exploiting and looking for free things and not paying your duties . . . look at the jam we are in. It is going to get worse if we don’t have people paying.”
MAC FINGALL maintains the lights won’t be switched on unless NSC tokens are used.