Just over a month after Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had announced that Social Security Board (SSB) had agreed to assist his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government with $40M as part of the $62.9M Phase 2 Economic Stimulus Plan, the money has been handed over.
The check signing and presentation was done today, July 3, 2020, in the presence of Premier Fahie, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, with responsibility for Social Security, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9); Financial Secretary, Glenroy A. Forbes; Social Security Board Director, Antoinette Skelton and Chairman of the SSB, Ian S. Smith, among others.
The handover of the money comes after Premier Fahie has been threatening to call names of persons who have been trying to block or delay the money already promised to Government by Social Security Board.
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