PDV-CAB Is Open For Business Again
PDV-CAB has re-opened for business after a COVID-19 exposure temporarily closed its doors.
Laurie Louard, the Operations Manager, says that regular operations at the unit recommenced yesterday, March 1. Accordingly, persons who could not meet scheduled appointments last week can now do so, he says.
Louard says the temporary arrangement with the Antigua Public Utilities Authority is still in place. Under this arrangement, the beneficiary’s electricity account will be credited $100 automatically for the next three months.
He says this arrangement will stand until the unit can safely get the subsidy booklets to its beneficiaries – which, at present, is not possible due to the pandemic.
Meanwhile, economist Corthwright Marshall has echoed the call sounded by Harold Lovell for an expansion of the PDV-CAB benefits.
Marshall says that a United Progressive Party administration would expand the programme by including persons who have been severely impacted by the pandemic.
Lovell has made several appeals to the authorities to broaden the base of beneficiaries and provide relief to families who are out of work at this time.