Black Immigrant Daily News
Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves has said that the 2018 Poverty Assessment for St. Vincent and the Grenadines is incomplete and a decision was made to terminate the process.
Minister Gonsalves outlined the reasons for ending the process in response to a question from Opposition Member of Parliament, Daniel Cummings about the status of the exercise.
The Finance Minister said the COVID-19 pandemic and the La Soufriere volcanic eruptions presented challenges to completing the data collection.
According to Minister Gonsalves, a new Poverty Assessment will be conducted following completion of the Population and Housing Census.