Basseterre, St.Kitts, April 18, 2020 (SKNVIBES)

Self-employed persons and employees whose incomes have been impacted as a result of the COVID-19, and who have applied for assistance, will start receiving payments from the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board as from Monday April 20.“I am aware that on Monday, Social Security Board will begin the first batch of payments with respect to self-employed persons and those employees who would have lost income as a result of the COVID-19.

According to the Honourable Prime Minister, who appeared on the programme hosted by Mr Clive Bacchus along with the Chief Medical Officer Dr Hazel Laws, the employees are principally persons engaged in the tourism and hospitality services. The self-employed category is a wide group that would include the braiders, primate vendors, taxi men, vegetable vendors and other persons who are involved in other self-employment.