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Government issues update on Tourism Stipend

Government 23 Feb, 2022 Follow News

Government issues update on Tourism Stipend

The Ministry of Border Control and Labour has issued an update on payment of the Displaced Tourism Employees Stipend.

As of Tuesday, 22 February all payments with correct banking details have been submitted to Royal Bank for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to individual banks for recipients who elected to have the funds deposited directly to their accounts.

For those who chose to be paid by cheque, the distribution of cheques began on Tuesday, 22 February from the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue in George Town.

Stipend recipients who did not complete the survey sent out in early February have not received a payment. These persons can still complete the survey and their stipend payments will be processed once the survey answers are reviewed.

Due to the high volume of enquiries being received, the Ministry has added additional staff to assist with answering queries about the stipend payments and process updates to banking information. Stipend recipients with incorrect banking details are being contacted individually for the correct information.

Chief Officer Wesley Howell said, “We are asking for people’s patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused during the payment process. The team answering the queries have found that individual questions can be quite complex and take some time to clarify. We hope to have all issues resolved as soon as possible. I would like to thank the Ministry and Treasury team who worked over the weekend to process payments.”

For further information, please call 649-6932 or email: stipend@gov.ky with any questions.

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