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Govt to pay election tab

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Govt to pay election tab

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The May 24 General Election has left Government with a near $5 million bill.

The House of Assembly on Tuesday approved a resolution for an additional $4 381 613 which Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson said would go towards “the operating expenses” associated with the election.

The St James North MP said: “This will go to the Electoral and Boundaries Commission to pay those who worked on behalf of the commission during the election of 30 successful members of the Barbados Labour Party.”

He said the ousted Democratic Labour Party Government had voted only about $600 000 for the anticipated election but he deemed that amount “absolutely and totally inadequate”. (GC)

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