Published On: Wed, Jan 21st, 2015

500 guilders fine for not clearing mosquito breeding areas

WhitemanWILLEMSTAD - "If, after a warning from the Public Health Department, you still do not clean up a mosquito breeding ground in your garden, you can be fined 500 guilders." This was announced by the Minister of Health, Environment and Nature, Ben Whiteman. During a public debate in parliament on the topic, the minister discussed what was done so far to fight the chikungunya epidemic.

Thus, there are large quantities of dirt are removed from the streets. During inspections a large number of breeding sites were found in various gardens on the island. The minister hopes that every citizen understands his or her own responsibility and clean up the breeding grounds.

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