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Gov’t sympathetic to difficulties families facing

December 21, 2023

Government remains sympathetic to the difficulties many Barbadians families are facing with regards to the high cost of living and is committed to do its part in shielding the poor and vulnerable wherever possible.

This sentiment from Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Kirk Humphrey.

He says through the 1000 Families Programme, it is hoped that Government would alleviate a lot of that hurt many people have been facing.

He says they have almost identified the 1000 families in Barbados meeting the criteria of the programme.

Minister Humphrey made the comment as he accepted a donation of several care packages from representatives of iMart Pharmacy at the headquarters of his office in Warrens.

The People Empowerment Minister says the support from non-governmental organisations and the corporate sector in the quest to deal with poverty has been very encouraging.

He says it is the desire of Government to link more of these businesses showing promise with vulnerable families.

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