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Jamaica: 35,000 Yet To Collect COVID CARE Cash


Months after the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service disbursed sums under its CARE programme for people hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, 35,000 Jamaicans are yet to collect the money from banks and remittance companies.

This has left ministry officials perplexed as to why tens of thousands of people have failed to access the payout.

Of the allocation made by the ministry under the CARE programme, 25,000 persons have not collected from the banks, while 10,000 applicants have yet to collect their money from remittance companies.

John Thompson, the manager of the CARE programme, was baffled as to why persons who reached out to the Government for much-needed support did not collect the money.

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