Spraying continues to eradicate locust problem

Spraying continued at Pine Trace, Coromandel Village, Cedros on Friday as swarms of locusts continued to feed off forests and fields of watermelon, pawpaw and banana in the southwestern peninsula.

Director of the Regional Administration South Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Raffick Ali as well as supervisor Paul Phagoo, accompanied spray and surveillance teams through forested areas to monitor and track the movement of the locusts.

Spraying ramped up to stem dengue outbreak

To com­bat a pos­si­ble out­break of dengue, ports of en­try and all schools will be sprayed dur­ing the East­er break, says Health Min­is­ter Ter­rence Deyals­ingh.

Deyals­ingh was re­ply­ing to queries in the Sen­ate on Tues­day from UNC sen­a­tor Tahar­qa Obi­ka fol­low­ing the warn­ing is­sued by the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Caribbean Pub­lic Health Agency (Carpha) about a pos­si­ble dengue out­break.