70% Of Island Experiencing Drought

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Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz says almost 70% of the island is experiencing a drought.

He says a shift in the rainfall pattern during the dry period with more rainfall being experienced in the western parishes have severely affected eastern parishes.

He says the Ministry is in the process of preparing a drought alleviation presentation to cabinet shortly.

Mr. Vaz says the Climate Change Division, CCD has embarked on a national study on climate change resilience which later became a regional climate study. 

Daryl Vaz, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job creation and West Portland MP speaking Tuesday in the House of Representatives. 



Neika Lewis is an award-winning journalist with over 7 years of experience across radio, tv and the print media. A CARIMAC alum, Neika copped the Prime Minister’s Youth award for journalism in 2017. Her reporting on a Jamaican pilot incarcerated in Qatar in 2015 led to his release. Neika hunts for human interest stories.


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