Since May 20th, The Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert has revealed that more than 14,000 people have effectively begun the process of applying for the Salary Relief Grant for the month of May, which many applicants derived from the food/restaurant services sector.
On Wednesday at 7 am, the Salary Relief Grant application portal went online, with in excess of 72,840 individuals had visited the webpage, mostly appearing to be those who basically needed to ask about the grant.
The Finance Minister stated, “Even though 72,000 persons have visited our salary portal, only 14,000 persons have registered—demonstrating an intention to go through and complete an application—and of those 14,000, 2,850 have already submitted an application and about 12,000 are in the process of submitting their application.”
According to the SRG E-Portal data, the number of people who registered as of 11:50 am yesterday was 14,331.
Nearly 6,538 were from the food/restaurant services sector while 4,820 were from retail outlets.
The development area, in any case, stays incapable to get to the award, Imbert said. Be that as it may, it is something he says the Finance Ministry is investigating.
“It is not something we are closing our eyes to. It is also a very large number of people so we have to think about that very carefully so I have taken note of the request from construction workers, but it is complicated,” he said.
Last Monday, Imbert declared that the Government would give $1,000 and $1,500 awards to individuals who lost their positions this month in light of the limitations set up to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley on Saturday reported that the nation was under the State of Emergency from 9 pm to 5 am.
Imbert says regardless of this, nonetheless, there are no designs to broaden the period for the grants at this point.