Struggling families and people put out of work by the covid-19 pandemic have received a further ten million dollars in assistance and laid off former employees of LIAT also got  more than 1.7 million dollars in financial relief.

These disbursements form part of more than 22 million dollars today approved by the House of Assembly to cover additional expenditures by various ministries.

This includes 13.2 million dollars for the Ministry of Transport and Works to pay individuals and companies that were involved in the volcanic ash clean-up.

Minister in the Minister of Finance, Ryan Straughn, tabled in the resolutions in the House this morning.  He also noted it was the first use of a special contingency provision.

He said the cost of the damage by Hurricane Elsa is still being calculated.

Minister in the ministry of finance Ryan Straughn.

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