- MARRIOTT EMPLOYEES CAUGHT COMMITTING BREACH
With much controversy already looming over the Marriott Hotel Project, an investigation is being launched into the reported dumping of oil in the Atlantic Ocean by employees of the hotel. The discovery was made by tourists who were conducting visits to the Marriott Hotel Site, who claimed it was just around mid-afternoon when they witnessed the environmental infraction first hand.
The tourists reported seeing three workers with a blue drum emptying what appeared to be oil in the Ocean. It was only after removing themselves from the view of the workers, that they were able to see a bulldozer with more blue drums heading to where the workers were emptying the others. The tourists reportedly took pictures and videos.
A coast guard rank who saw what was transpiring asked the workers to desist from dumping the oil. Initially there was some reluctance by the men who eventually halted from their action and returned through the Marriott Hotel gate. The matter was reported to the Army’s Coast Guard Commander who is said to be investigating the incident.
The mess can be seen vividly on the wall, as the oil itself serves as evidence to what had transpired. When contacted, Minister Benn related that the dumping of oil is an environmentally unsafe practice and as such he was doubtful permission was given for those actions. He also said he is unaware of the incident and will contact the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD).