>GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Inspectorate of TEATT (Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications) are working with stakeholders to further enhance relations which is mutually beneficial to both parties concerned.
Management of the Inspectorate TEATT, representatives of Section LVV (Livestock, Agriculture & Fisheries) of the Inspectorate met with representatives of several Veterinary Clinics operating in the country, namely, the St. Maarten Veterinary Clinic, The Animal Hospital of St. Maarten, and the Animal Care Clinic.
It was decided during this meeting that the Inspectorate TEATT and the Veterinary Clinics will meet on a quarterly basis with the next meeting set for May 8.
A number of topics were discussed that are related to animal welfare and the protection of the country as well as emergency preparedness interventions for animals in the event of natural and man-made disasters, the latter which is based on Article 14 of the Organization Decree, Ministry of TEATT and is also a requirement of the Ministry of TEATT’s Disaster Preparedness Plan.
Other issues that were discussed were licensing and registration of veterinarians; stray animals; microchipping of animals; guidelines for the importation of animals; disaster preparedness plan for veterinarians; and veterinarian disease surveillance reporting.
The meeting took place in the conference room of the Inspectorate at its offices on the Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard, Point Blanche.