• The Ministry of Public Works is advising that effective August 6, 2018, Blackwatch Pass will be closed to traffic so that construction works can be conducted. The closure will be for an extended period of time. While Blackwatch Pass is closed the public is encouraged to seek alternative routes to avoid delays.


  • The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs is advising that beginning Friday, August 10 the Central Bus Terminal ticket kiosk in Hamilton will operate on an amended schedule. Read more

Vector Control and Port Health Programme

The Vector Control programme is focused on ensuring mosquitoes and rodents are controlled and vectors are not introduced to the island. Port health is focused on preventing the spread of communicable diseases by travellers and cargo.

To enforce these responsibilities, the programme is made-up of three sections:



Vector Control

  • rodent and mosquito infestations (only),
  • proactive surveillance of rodents and mosquitoes

Port Health

  • screening travellers, ships and aircraft for potential communicable diseases
  • issue Ship Sanitation Control/Exemption Certificates

Biomedical Waste Collection

  • collect material from specific sites eg. pharmacies, medical offices
  • dispose of the waste appropriately