A number of vagrants are requesting additional assistance from the government now that they also have to contend with the new coronavirus.
One vagrant mentioned that since the coronavirus pandemic he noticed that assistance has become scarce.
”Since the corona business nuh body nuh pay we nuh mind “, he said.
He is calling on the government to extend the provisions of the soup kitchen which currently provides food in the day time for the homeless.
”Can they bring us some food for we eat a night time, cause we vagrants “, he implored.
Another vagrant also mentioned that because of the curfew regulations, it has become more difficult to solicit assistance from passersby as there are less people on the road.
Meanwhile, Minister for Social Transformation, Hon. Samantha Marshall says discussions will be held to see to whether additional assistance could be provided.
She says the discussions will now be held in light of cabinet’s decision yesterday to further ease curfew restrictions.
She says any such help would be channeled through the Soup Kitchen initiative under her Ministry.
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Lock up dey Skent ! No maan in dey roite mind gen pay vagrants wen you goh luk bout yuh only family aaan ting. Wait til de touris start come bah and let out out dey skent.
Sad. But these are difficult times. Everyone watching their pocket. Some of us not working is not a vagrant I’m gonna give my dollar now.
Y’all must stop vagrants are humans too and most of them actually work to get pay. Alot if them wash cars and clean pple yard etc but I understand cause most pple aren’t working now and curfew is in place so they can’t get money from little jobs they held before. Please help them dear lady minister 💪
It was interesting to hear how some of these men ended up becoming homeless. I hope we along with the Min. Of Social Transformation can assist them. We are all connected as human beings.
Strange how they never before were concerned about getting sick, eating out of garbage bins and alike.
I guess we should now out then up in the shelters we had the Barbudans in. Or perhaps give them free homes
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