$2b loss in revenue due to COVID-19-Desmond McKenzie

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Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie, has informed that Municipalities have lost more than $2 billion in revenue from entertainment and advertising fees over the last 18 months, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister was speaking at a special meeting of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on Thursday (December 9).
He is reminding persons that even though the curfew hours have been reduced, the restrictions on the entertainment sector have not been removed.
His address was part of a working visit to the parish where he also officially reopened the recently rehabilitated Tivoli Road in the Bath community, and visited the parish’s infirmary and the Savanna-la-Mar market.