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Blackett assures needy of continued help


Blackett assures needy of continued help

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THE NUMBER OF Barbadians dependant on care from the Welfare Department stands at 4 000 and Minister of Social Care, Steven Blackett has promised they will continue to receive assistance.

He was speaking to the media this morning after the Department’s 66th Anniversary Church Service at Bethel Methodist Church, Bay Street, St Michael.

Blackett said those in need will have their needs met via cash or otherwise.

“We have an annual budget for several million dollars which we intend to not return to the treasury and we [plan] to cater to those difficulties as much as we can,” he explained.

The minister added that those applying for welfare were those from a wide cross-section of ages. (MR)