Poverty Alleviation Meeting

Permanent Secretary in the office of the Prime Minister, Mr Andrew Skerritt, was on Wednesday in Nevis leading a four-member team from the federal government to ensure that the data collection process for the Poverty Alleviation Programme is being rolled out on the island of Nevis.

The team met and briefed the Nevis Island Administration’s Cabinet at the cabinet room in Pinney’s Estate.

Deputy Premier the Hon Alexis Jeffers stood in for Premier The Hon Mark Brantley. Present were the Minister of Social Services the Hon Eric Evelyn whose ministry will be spearheading the project in Nevis, and the Minister of Communications and Works the Hon Spencer Brand.

After the team briefed the Nevis Island Administration’s Cabinet on the initiative, it started conducting training of the enumerators at the Ministry of Finance conference room in Charlestown, ensuring that all enumerators accepted to take the court administered oath of confidentiality.

Minister Evelyn said they were happy that the Federal government had decided to have the Poverty Alleviation Programme extended to the island of Nevis. The poverty alleviation programme will disburse five hundred dollars per month to qualified registered households whose total income is less than three thousand dollars per month.

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