Jamaica is in for a massive negative economic shock which has already begun. That’s the word from the Finance Minister as he closed the 2020/2021 Budget Debate where he outlined the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Nigel clarke has provided more information on plans to assist individuals and sectors that are expected to take a significant financial hit. An additional one point one billion dollars will be allocated to the ministry of labour and social security to increase cash grants to path beneficiaries…

And for vulnerable persons not on path, 150 million dollars will be allocated to the ministry of local government to support the poor relief programme.

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