Court Management Services (CMS) has responded to fears of a dengue outbreak affecting workers at the Supreme Court by instituting measures to get rid of the mosquitoes.
Last week, The Gleaner reported that members of staff at the Supreme Court were worried about the large number of mosquitoes in the building.
But yesterday, the CMS said arrangements had been made with the Ministry of Health to have the building fogged for this weekend.
"The decision was taken to carry out such vector-control activities on the weekend in an effort to ensure the health and safety of our employees," said the CMS.
It also announced that the problem with the air-conditioning units at the Supreme Court were being addressed.
"Two central units that supply four courtrooms and 12 judge's chambers have been repaired; a new air-conditioning unit was installed in one of the judge's chambers; and the other unit, which is located in the Criminal Registry, is currently being repaired and should be completed over the weekend."
The CMS also reported that preparations for the establishment of a maintenance contract for air-conditioning units in courts islandwide were at an advanced stage.
"This kind of proactive maintenance should facilitate a reduction in the sporadic malfunctioning of the units," said CMS as it added that it was making every effort to correct any issues that existed within the courts, even in the context of limited resources.