Diann Black-Layne asked by Cabinet to share details about SIRF Fund

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Cabinet Notes: The Head of the Environment Division and one of its enthusiastic hard-working legal experts were invited to Cabinet to share greater details about the SIRF Fund (Sustainable Island Resource Framework).

This United Nations’ resource facility—financed by the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility—provide loans to strengthen environmental, climate mitigation and adaptation projects.

It makes loans available from its US$2,000,000 allocation to homeowners in two specific geographic areas:

  • Cashew Hill, Yorks and McKinnons; and, to three groups of public servants.
  • Teachers, nurses, police and fire officers, NODS employees—all first responders.

The SIRF Fund is transparent, permitting only the administrator, and not the Board, to know the names of those who make applications for loans. The Board is chaired by the Financial Secretary.

The youthful legal expert accompanying the Chief Environmental Officer will be posted to the Antigua and Barbuda United Nations Mission for the year 2021, when the Ambassador to the UN from Antigua and Barbuda will become the Chairman of the AOSIS (Alliance Of Small Island States) at the UN.

This AOSIS has been essential in pressing the UN to address the Climate Change phenomenon since 1989.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. She useless. She don’t even push back on Yida and all the destruction they doing in the North Sound area. Delicate mangroves are being destroyed and not a word out of her mouth.

    She don’t even do she job. Give it to someone who will. All she a do is collect money for doing nothing.

  2. Among the items that would have come out of any John Aske trial, would have included the previous situation with John Ashe and Black-Layne at el with regards to UN money?
    Who choose these community? What was the criteria of who gets community or areas get the money? How about Codrington? Is this like going to follow the norms of political distribution; rather than needs or broad-based and indiscriminate town planning

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