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Fund for relief following Tropical Storm Bret is now official

Government has officially signed off on the fund initiated to help persons affected by Tropical Storm Bret.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley says the figure has been upped from 25 million in anticipation of the claims to be made from the badly hit agricultural sector.

Dr. Rowley says while some may say that the 30 million dollars is not enough, the fund has been initiated to help citizens, not compensate them for their losses.

The Prime Minister is also warning persons who intend to use this as an opportunity to scam the government out of funds that the various government departments will be checking the veracity of all claims.

 

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