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Jul 3, 2020

Introducing BOOST 2.0

Dean Barrow

According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow the existing Boost Programme will be augmented to include persons who are now unemployed long term due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These persons will be removed from the Unemployment Relief Programme and considered for the Boost programme.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“Those funds will go to fund Boost 2.0 if you will or the augmentation of the Boost Program and so the longer term unemployment will have to apply now to be put on Boost. And so we try to deal with them in that fashion making clear to you then that that will be a particular drain on this seventy five million dollars envelop to deal with MSMEs and phase two of the unemployment relief program that we don’t have to contend with. I don’t know if Dr. Barnett has the numbers as to the longer term unemployed who will be taken off this program thus leaving rather more money to deal with those affected proximately, immediately by COVID and those MSME that we feel we must bring in the target net.”

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