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Several Finance Ministry workers sent home after respiratory complaints

Published:Friday | June 17, 2016 | 6:13 PM
Staff members of the Ministry of Finance and Planning leaving the premises this morning.

Several employees at the Finance Ministry's Heroes Circle offices in Kingston were sent home this morning after reporting respiratory issues shortly after they arrived at work.

Some staff members believe the problem may be the result of residue from last night's routine mosquito fogging at the Ministry. 

However, The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre was not able to confirm these reports as calls to the Finance Ministry's main switchboard were unanswered.

Our news centre was also unable to reach the Finance Ministry's state minister Fayval Williams for a comment.

It is uncertain whether normal operations will resume at the Finance Ministry today.