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Bahamas: Food Task Force moves to correct “mistake” with under-valued vouchers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A miscommunication among Food Distribution Task Force members resulted in the issuance of 1,500 under-valued food vouchers to residents in New Providence, according to Task Force Chair Susan Larson.

Larson acknowledged the matter in a press statement yesterday.

She noted that during the task force’s weekly coordination meeting earlier in the week members discussed at length different ways to stretch the budget.

“Very unfortunately, there was a miscommunication regarding our decisions,” Larson said.

“Zone leaders for New Providence met again last night and first thing this morning we implemented steps to correct the situation created by the issuance of the misvalued vouchers.

“Reserve financial resources were directed at the affected zone and recipients in the area will receive an additional voucher to make up the difference.”

The government recently committed an additional $10 million to food assistance.

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