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Learning Centre gets $100,000

Barbados Today's Estimates-01The Learning Centre may be able to keep its doors open for a little while longer.

The St James institution that caters to children with disabilitieshas received a $100,000 subvention from Government.

Opposition spokesman on Education Edmund Hinkson has reported that within 42 hours of his disclosure to Parliament last week that the centre was on the brink of closure because of Government’s failure to pay outstanding bursaries and subventions, the institution had received the payment.

“But they still don’t have the bursaries,” the St James North MP said last night in his contribution to the 2015/2016 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure debate in the House of Assembly.

It was while speaking on the Education (Amendment) Bill, 2015 last Tuesday that Hinkson said the last set of money the Learning Centre had received from Government was $44,000 on January 26 which was a payment for last academic year.

One Response to Learning Centre gets $100,000

  1. Elke Hassell
    Elke Hassell March 17, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    The other thing they and the children’s parents could do is hold serious fund raisers, advertise it on FB pages use the Social Media. Government alone is not enough.


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