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.