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CARNIVAL URGED TO GET VET PERMITS

As the carnival parade of the bands fast approaches, band leaders are being urged to get a veterinary import permit for their products.

The warning comes on the heels of the several outbreaks of the avian influenza virus in poultry and wild birds in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East countries in 2016 and 2017.

The veterinary and livestock services department is tasked with safeguarding animal and public health.

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