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6th District residents request over $247K for COVID assistance so far

Alvera Maduro-Caines

Sixth District Representative Alvera Maduro-Caines said more than 82 percent of the $300,000 allocated to her constituency for COVID-19 assistance has been earmarked so far.

According to a post on the District 6 Community Board Facebook page, the number of applications she received for financial assistance represents an amount that is in excess $247,000.

She said the figure continues to increase.

Speaking on the initiative, Maduro-Caines said: “The people need help and our government is committed to help as many people we can.”

“The Premier instructed us to help with renters’ debt and other expenses so I’m reviewing each application personally with hopes to begin payment as soon as possible.”

Funds to be audited monthly

Meanwhile, Premier Andrew Fahie had stated in a recent session in the House of Assembly that the more-than-quarter-million-dollar sum allocated to each elected representative will be audited at the end of each month.

He said: “We want to ensure that the people see and understand how each representative is spending the funds—government and opposition.”

“This is important so that if the members of the opposition in this Honourable House of Assembly or the Public Accounts Committee call for the audited reports on this process, they are all readily available for viewing. By ensuring ongoing auditing, we will be policing ourselves as a self-governing territory,” Premier Fahie explained.

Fahie who is also the Finance Minister further said that the relief funds are for immediate help of residents. He re-emphasised that there is no favoritism, political bias or discrimination towards the allocation of the funds.

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  1. Hot one says:

    I hope that they are all being carefully checked out. Persons lied to get free food during lock down, and claimed it numerous times. We have too many liars here with no shame. Why did we not prosecute all the government employees that were photoed looting after Irma.

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    • Hmmmmmm says:

      We have to many liars here with no shame.

      Well, if they are lying straight in the face of God, the Creator, who is man to lie to?

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  2. systems says:

    JUST WONDERING, WHERE DO 7TH AND 8TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE LIVES?? HOW THEY CAN EGNORE THE CONDITION OF THE ROADS FROM POLICE STATION EAST END ALL THE WAY TO BRANDYWINE. ITS IN A DEPLORABLE CONDITION, IN SOME AREAS NAVIGATION DOESNT WORK JUST HAVE TO RIDE THE HOLES OUT.

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    • Caramel Diva says:

      I want to know myself. Right before the College someone dug a hole straight through the road from there house and if you not familiar with the area I sorry for your vehicle. From that location on wards needs repaving.

  3. Math says:

    D6 people $53,000.00 more is up for grabs. Put in your claim else I going to beg for it.

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  4. No nonsense says:

    I have asked previously for a public issue of how that money is being spent. We keep setting up our great….grand children to struggle for their lives. This overspending no receipt must stop. That is why the queen would not give us that loan…..!

  5. Ah Mai Boy says:

    Somebody get work to do.

  6. Laugj out real loud says:

    Money gone wild in the bvi here in the first district we have the rep who is the premier and guess what no school ,no community center,no post office ,no district office always bragging that he was elected over and over no sea defence no repersentation cant even remember the last meeting he held in his district ufinished road up the garden dont answer calls only certain inviduals in carrott bay he answers still awaiting on those computers you promised keep it up MR ANDREW ALTURO FAHIE WE WATCHING YOU.

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  7. Yes says:

    Mr. Premier, a whole lot of people got their 👁👁’s on you. You and your posse please enjoy your 3 years left in office like Donald Grump is enjoying his last 4 months in office. Just remember, the people is getting tired of the ineptness and the people have the power to remove you and your crew from office. A lot of 👁👁’s are on you.

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  8. Me says:

    Not hearing anything about the 4th money

  9. Bad boy says:

    Am not hearing anything about the 3rd money

  10. Bad boy says:

    Can someone say if the 3rd district rep. Is still around or he gone hiding under the speed bump ,people need their money

  11. Tola says:

    That’s Fraser for you strupes

  12. Hmmm says:

    Is this different from the laid off assistance that people applied for? and where am i suppised to apply if i living in 7 district?

  13. Domdom says:

    Everyone surpose to get thereform fill it oit and take it back to the house of asemble stop blame the ministers like you want then come in your house to helo tou

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