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Five Cays Clean-up a Success says Ministry

Press office
April 17, 2013

More than 500 bags of refuse and a number of derelict vehicles were collected from the streets and yards of residents of the Five Cays community on Saturday April 13, 2013. The Ministry Health and Human Services (MOHHS) has hailed the exercise a successful clean-up.

The Ministry is conveying a message of thanks to the citizens of Five Cays, the Environmental Health Department, Public Works Department and the TCI Tourist Board for their efforts in organising and conducting the Five Cays community cleanup campaign. 

The Ministry is also urging other communities throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) to follow the Community’s example and take the lead in organising, conducting and keeping their communities clean.

Community clean-ups are one of the ways to minimise the breeding of vector pest such as mosquitoes, roaches and rats which are not only a nuisance but can also lead to potentially serious diseases such as dengue fever, leptospirosis and other communicable illnesses.