IN A BID TO RAISE FUNDS FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH SPINAL INJURIES, THE VITI SPINAL INJURIES ASSOCIATION OF FIJI (VSIAF) WILL HOST ITS ANNUAL OLD SKOOL BALL NEXT FRIDAY.
The money raised will be used to improve homes for spinal injury patients for greater comfort and ease of access.
Labasa and Lautoka have been declared emergency areas for Asian Subterranean Termites (AST).
Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) said termites have been found in Labasa for some time now and it was not a recent outbreak.
The authority is taking proactive measures to control and contain the spread of termites. “We have been involved over the past few years in a termite containment programme in Labasa,” BAF said in a statement.
“The project involves inspection and treatment of the sites infested by termites and further monitors infestation after treatment. “The BAF is conducting treatment of infested sites (houses, dwellings, trees and many more), which have been reported through complaints registered at our Labasa office.”
BAF, under section 77(1) of the Biosecurity promulgation 2008, has declared the areas of Lautoka district in Ba province and Labasa district in Macuata province as Biosecurity Emergency Areas for termites. BAF further states that restrictions have been placed on movement of termites host materials to contain and control the spread of the pest to areas not infested.
Biosecurity officers are actively monitoring movement of all termite host materials into, within and out of the Biosecurity emergency declared zones.
Sugar cane movement from termite infested areas also require adherence to BAF standard movement protocols.
The BAF is calling on sugar cane farmers to contact their respective offices for advice on the movement of sugar cane from infested areas.
Asian Subterranean Termites