Plans To Improve Carriacou’s Water Resources As World Food Day Celebrated

PR –The Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, noting the current low levels of rainfall, is taking serious steps to ensure that residents of the islands are not negatively impacted.

Part of the Ministry’s 2024 plans includes the restoration of some of the local catchments, wells and ponds. This, according to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government, Javan Williams, should help sustain the livestock sector and contribute towards our local food and nutrition security.

PS Williams was at the time addressing the 2023 World Food Day Celebrations, on behalf of Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government Hon. Tevin Andrews.

Commending local businessman John Guadeloupe, who recently launched “Boley Springs – Natural Artisean Water”, the Permanent Secretary said that support must be given to such initiatives, while at the same time keeping the desalination plant functioning well.

The World Food Day event was held at the Hillsborough Recreations Grounds with a display of local foods, fruits and vegetables.

Hillsborough Government School students were awarded for their development of different water system prototypes; Che Joseph was recognized as the most outstanding young fisherman; and Esan McQuilkin was named most outstanding fish vendor.