Government opens CARE collection centre to ease crowding at remittance agencies

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To ease the burden on remittance agencies disbursing CARE payments, the Andrew Holness led administration have established a collection location at the National Arena. The space allows for proper social distancing as recipients queue.

This comes in the wake of long lines at remittance agencies across the Island as thousands line up to collect the money government has allocated to them. In many cases standing close to each other.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness visiting the collection center at the National Arena

At the National Arena there will be separate lines for seniors, pregnant women and persons with disabilities. HOPE volunteers are assisting the process by ensuring each person has the requisite identification and reference number to enable their collection of the grant and to make the process smoother.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force as well as the Jamaica Defence Force are on hand to deal with crowd management and ensure social distancing is maintained.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness who visited the area said Recipients there informed him that for the most part the process has been going seamlessly.

The Prime Minister said the process is not ideal; and it would have been less burdensome if each person had proper identification and bank accounts that would enable the government to deposit directly to their accounts. Notwithstanding, he said, the government is doing everything it can to ensure that reach all the persons who successfully applied for the grants.

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