The Coronavirus has impacted the world, so much so, that it has caused the cancellation and postponement of many events, worldwide.
Various governments around the world, have sought to provide stimulus packages, in an attempt to stimulate floundering economies.
Here in St. Kitts and Nevis, the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board began disbursing funds of up to $1000.00, to workers who applied for relief under the Social Security CoVID-19 Emergency Fund, on Monday, April 20th 2020, which will continue throughout the week as additional applications are verified.
Beneficiaries of the fund include: Full time and part-time employees who have been laid off, employed but with reduced hours, persons made redundant as a result of the pandemic and registered Self-employed persons whose income is impacted by the pandemic.
The Social Security’s $15 million dollar Relief Fund was also created to assist all working persons whose income has been directly affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Premier, the Hon. Mark Brantley, in light of this, in a statement issued on Wednesday, April 22nd 2020, made this remark.