The Ministry of Health convened a meeting this week with key stakeholders to discuss improvements to cleanliness in Basseterre.

Management and staff from the St. Kitts and Nevis Solid Waste Management Corporation, the Parks and Beaches Unit and the Department of Environmental Health Services were in attendance.

Officials from the Ministry of Health included Ms. Wendy Phipps, the Minister of State, Dr. Retna Walwyn-Browne, the Director of Community-based Health Services, Mr. Jermaine Lake, the Director of Department of Environmental Health Services and Mr. Alphonso Bridgewater, the General Manager of the Sold Waste Management Corporation.

The meeting follows a Cabinet decision to improve the aesthetics in Basseterre and its environs.

During a lively questions and answer forum, workers from the departments in attendance queried transportation to and from work, uniform and identification for workers, job security and conflicts which restrict work access in some areas.

Officials have said that follow up meetings will be held to address the progress made.