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  • The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said that she’s satisfied with the preparatory works for the three-day national dengue clean up which begins on Friday.
  • In keeping with the Labour Day format, national and parish projects have been established.
  • The national projects will be undertaken in the communities of Grants Pen and Rae Town in the corporate area. Minister Grange says those two communities are among 36 from across the country that have been listed as critical, meaning they are most in need of intervention to destroy mosquitoes and their breeding sites.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said that she’s satisfied with the preparatory works for the three-day national dengue clean up which begins on Friday.

Minister Grange — who is leading the coordination of the dengue clean up through the National Labour Day Secretariat — said:

“The preparations have gone well and I anticipate that we will all work in our homes, communities, schools and work places to find and destroy mosquito breeding sites.

“Dengue is a serious disease that has the potential to affect every constituency, every community, every school, every home and every person. Therefore, it is critical that all us — each member of parliament, each councillor, each person — get involved in efforts to find and destroy the mosquitoes that transmit dengue.

This national effort requires all of us to play a part.”

In keeping with the Labour Day format, national and parish projects have been established.

The national projects will be undertaken in the communities of Grants Pen and Rae Town in the corporate area. Minister Grange says those two communities are among 36 from across the country that have been listed as critical, meaning they are most in need of intervention to destroy mosquitoes and their breeding sites.

Minister Grange also announced parish projects, to be led by Municipal Corporations, as follows:

PARISH

PROJECT SITE

Westmoreland

Grange Hill

Hanover

Sandy Bay

St. James

Salt Spring

Trelawny

Clarks Town

St. Ann

Exchange

St. Mary

Annotto Bay Proper

Portland

Manchioneal Town

St. Thomas

Golden Valley

St. Catherine

Buck Town near Gordon Pen

St. Elizabeth

Junction

Manchester

Craig Head

Clarendon

Aenon Town

 

Minister Grange said the work at national and parish projects will focus on finding and destroying mosquitoes and their breeding sites by removing bulky waste, bushing overgrown vegetation, and filling out depressed areas where mosquitoes are likely to breed.

The Minister said a “critical part of the intervention will be our interaction with residents where we will be encouraging and showing them how to cover drums and other water holding containers; and emptying or destroying containers, as necessary.”

The national clean up will take place over three days — January 24, 25 and 26 —under the theme: Mosquitoes wanted dead, not alive!

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