Chikungunya Sensitisation Efforts Continue

The Ministry of Health continues its public awareness programme on the chikungunya virus and how it can be prevented, this Saturday, September 27, in St. Andrew and St. Peter.

Health officers will conduct a walk-through, in collaboration with the St. Andrew Constituency Council, in Shorey Village and Morgan Lewis, as well as Indian Ground, Boscobelle, and Diamond Corner in St. Peter, between 8:00 a.m. and noon. ??

Residents are asked to cooperate with the team from the Health Ministry.

Agriculture Project To Boost Family Income

The St. George South Constituency Council is planning to assist unemployed and recently-retrenched workers of that parish through the new Household Agriculture Project (H.A.P.).

The project seeks to educate participants about the importance of backyard farming and gardening, and has as its overall goal to boost family income by encouraging local small-scale food production.

The H.A.P. will be launched at the Ellerton Community Centre, Ellerton, St. George, on Saturday, September 27, at 5:00 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to register to receive items such as broiler chicks, starter feed, vegetable seedlings and other basic farming equipment.

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, will attend the event.??Further information may be obtained by calling Chairman of the H.A.P., Hamel Lorde, at 241-1271, or Heather Fields at 241-4793.

Celebration Of International Reparations Day

The Christ Church South Constituency Council has invited residents of that parish to the inaugural celebration of International Reparations Day, which will be held in Oistins Bay Gardens on Sunday, October 12, from 4:00 until 8:30 p.m.

A recording of a lecture on reparations given by Sir Hilary Beckles will be shown. There will also be performances by popular soca artistes, as well as an official announcement by the Civil Society of Barbados to address the recent accreditation of Bridgetown as an International City of Peace.

For more information, interested persons may contact Buddy Larrier, at 428-8273, or 265-8849.

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