With several busy summer months ahead, crews that clean trash off island beaches face staffing shortages that make picking up after tens of thousands of visitors a significant challenge, tourism officials said.

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George Laiacona

Litter and trash has always been a problem on our island. But we must consider that it is not on anyone’s priority list. The administration office workers are 4 to 1 when it comes to workers priorities, that is 4 office workers to 1 that actually does the hands- on work. Don’t expect any changes due to the fact this policy has been going on for years. Maybe some day those in charge of our city streets and beaches will get on board with the islanders and actually do something about trash and litter.

Alexander Nelson


Alexander Nelson

Funny that Kelly talks about budget. She could forfeit her raise to pay for trash pickers. Just my .02

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