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Local gov't ministry begins Portland clean-up

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2016 | 6:46 PM
Acting chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr Winston De La Haye, (left) and Pan-American Health Organisation technical advisor, Dr Taraleen Malcolm, examine a bottle for possible mosquito larvae while on a recent tour of sections of Portland.

The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development has commenced the second leg of its parish clean-up campaign in Portland.

The eight-day exercise, which commenced yesterday in the parish capital, Port Antonio, involves the cleaning of drains, gullies and waterways, among other activities, in nearly 50 communities.

Among the areas to which special work teams have been deployed are: Buff Bay, Hope Bay, Long Bay, Manchioneal, Millbank, Norwich, Port Antonio, Spring Hill and St Margaret’s Bay.

The initiative is being carried out as part of a special Government mitigation programme, and is deemed important to eliminating mosquito breeding sites in order to reduce the spread of diseases such as Zika.