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‘Mosquitoes wanted dead, not alive’

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:31 AM

Mosquitoes in 158 communities across Jamaica will, from January 24 to 26, come under siege by several work teams in a dengue clean-up exercise.

The disclosure was made by Culture Minister Olivia Grange.

Grants Pen and Rae Town, both in the Corporate Area, have been identified among the 36 communities considered critical and have been selected as national projects to be led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

“As we know, 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 of us, each member of parliament, each councillor, every individual get involved in efforts to find and destroy the mosquitoes that transmit dengue,” Grange said, indicating that the targeting of mosquito-breeding sites is being organised by the Labour Day Secretariat.

“We will search for and destroy mosquitoes and their breeding sites in homes, communities, schools, work places, churches, everywhere. We say, ‘Mosquitoes wanted dead, not alive,’ and that’s our slogan,” she said.