Clearing the air

The Arawak Cement Plant is to be closed so that special filters to reduce the amount of dust affecting residents can be installed.

The Checker Hall, St Lucy factory is also prepared to release a study that will reportedly provide details about the emissions from the facility said to be in line with local and international standards.

Those decisions were announced yesterday after a meeting with Attorney General Dale Marshall, Minister of the Environment Adrian Forde, Barbados Labour Party candidate for St Lucy, Peter Phillips, Arawak’s management, and representative of the concerned residents Melony James.

It followed an intervention by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who met with the plant’s management on Monday. (TG)

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