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Bahamas: “Thousands” of NIB checks uncollected, says minister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Public Service Minister Brensil Rolle revealed yesterday that thousands of NIB benefit checks remain uncollected at the National Stadium.

In March, the government launched an unemployment benefits program to assist workers impacted by the ongoing global pandemic, which has seen a worldwide spread of a contagious and deadly coronavirus.

However, some applicants have complained of weeks-long periods without receiving benefits.

“[There are] thousands of checks for individuals at the sports center,” Rolle told Eyewitness News.

“People are complaining that they didn’t get pay, but the checks are sitting up at the sports center, waiting for them to be collected.

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