The Forestry Department is expressing concerns about the recent increase of bush and forest fires being lit around this time. The Department says these fires have been more frequent on the leeward side of the island, where the wanton lighting of the dry vegetation has resulted in destruction of property, livelihoods and the probable cause… Continue Reading →
The Fire Department of the local Police Force has restated its ongoing commitment to reducing the impact of fires on the lives of Vincentians. This commitment was given by Assistant Superintendent of Police, Joel James, during the On the Beat programme aired on NBC Radio on Monday evening, which focused on fire prevention.
Senior Forestry Supervisor, Cornelius Richards says more than two and fifty bush fires have been recorded here since the start of the year, many of which deliberately started. Speaking on NBC’s Face to Face programme, Mr. Richards said they have noticed that there are a number of areas which are burnt repeatedly, and they are… Continue Reading →