Unemployment claims continue to climb due to the covid-19 pandemic and Education Minister, Santia Bradshaw has disclosed that they are now in excess of 70,000 such filings.

She was speaking this on Wednesday during the National Non-Government Organisations consultation seminar, themed The Impact of NGOs During COVID-19 and Beyond.

Meantime, President of the Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness Kemar Saffrey says the NGOs want a seat in the Social Partnership.

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