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  • The projects will focus on the eradication of breeding sites for the aedes aegypti mosquito which causes Chik-V and Zik-V.
  • In addition to the Withorn parish project, Labour Day clean-up activities will take place at some 10 schools across the parish.
  • He said a number of other projects including road patching; the placing of garbage receptacles and the search and destruction of mosquito breeding sites will take place across St. Elizabeth.

Over 140 Labour Day projects have been registered in the parishes of St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland.

The projects will focus on the eradication of breeding sites for the aedes aegypti mosquito which causes Chik-V and Zik-V.

Secretary Manager of the Westmoreland Parish Council, Opal Beharrie told JIS News that the parish project will see interest groups assisting the Council in destroying mosquito breeding sites in the community of Withorn and its environs.

Government agencies such as the Westmoreland Health Department and the Social Development Commission, (SDC) will also play a role in the removal of garbage and other solid waste from open spaces and homes in communities.

In addition to the Withorn parish project, Labour Day clean-up activities will take place at some 10 schools across the parish.

These include the George’s Plain, Sir Clifford Campbell, Unity, Coke’s View and Hertford Primary Schools, as well as the Shrewsbury Logwood Basic School, the Farm Pen Early Childhood Institute and the Mount Airy All Age School.

Over in St. Elizabeth, Mayor of Black River, Councillor Everton Fisher told JIS News that focus will be placed on a general clean-up of the Santa Cruz area, including the produce market.

He said a number of other projects including road patching; the placing of garbage receptacles and the search and destruction of mosquito breeding sites will take place across St. Elizabeth.