Biosafety Education for Communities Island-wide
The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, in collaboration with the National Water and Sewerage Commission (NWSC), is providing information to residents in different communities island-wide on biosafety and biodiversity and their rights as consumers of water services.
Presentations were made to residents of Forestierre and Laborie on Monday 26th and Wednesday 28th January on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which are novel products formed when genes from unrelated organisms are introduced into the cells of living things. The Ministry's objective is to inform all Saint Lucians on the development of a biosafety framework which includes a biosafety law for managing GMOs.
The community meetings are organized by the National Water and Sewerage Commission in its ongoing efforts to educate residents on the work of the Commission and avenues available for resolving issues related to water quality, water availability and billing.
Public education meetings on the work of NWSC and the biosafety project will continue island-wide. Presentations were also planned for Thursday 29th January at the Patience Combined School and Monday 2nd February at the Gros Islet Council Conference Room. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meetings held in their communities.