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Minister for Equity, Honorable Joachim Henry, has vehemently denied claims that his ministry has shown favoritism to Castries South East constituents in the Government Income Support Program. With over 5000 individuals having applied for this aid, and the deadline for submission being extended on multiple occasions, there is certainly need for this assistance. However, some detractors have argued that the Minister and his officers have not been objective in the disbursement of funds and have taken a partisan approach to the process. In retort, the Minister indicated that he has always implored his constituents to go through the necessary channels to get the assistance they require. He further noted that he respects the process of his ministry too much to do otherwise.

“One of the things that I’ve respected at the Ministry of Equity is our pyroxamine’s test. When persons from my constituency come to me and they ask me, and say they believe they qualify, I ask them to apply. You apply online” he said. The NIC goes through the names and ensures that the persons did not receive. I have not personalized any name, in terms of somebody from my constituency. I respect those programs and the government wants for these programs to work as they intend to” he added.

The public is reminded that the deadline for submission of completed application forms for the ISP has been extended to January 31, 2024.

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Quinn St. Juste

Quinn St. Juste is a young journalist, with a background in Tourism Management. He has a passion for social and commerce related topics.

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