The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Mrs. Elreter Simpson-Browne, informed the public that due to the confirmation of cases of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, in St. Kitts and Nevis, the ministry was suspending face-to-face interviews for the Poverty Alleviation Programme (PAP).

This measure is one of several initiatives undertaken to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus amongst staff and members of the general public.

Persons who are interested in signing up are asked to contact the office via telephone numbers 467-1257/662-3597 or email statistics@gov.kn.

In order to be eligible, the following information is required, preferably by electronic means:

  • Letter of lay-off or redundancy
  • Evidence of most recent salary/wage slip
  • If non-national, country of birth and proof of residency status

Additionally, visits to the office will be limited to scheduled appointments, though walk-ins will be accommodated by allowing a maximum of two persons to enter the reception area at any given time.

The Ministry assured it thrives to serve with professionalism and in a timely manner while exercising effective social distancing protocols. The Ministry thanks the public for its cooperation during the global pandemic.