Opposition says $90M COVID-19 support package for members of entertainment, culture and creative industries, not enough


Opposition Spokesperson on Entertainment, Damion Crawford says the $90 million special COVID-19 support package for members of the entertainment, culture and creative industries is not enough.
Portfolio Minister Olivia Grange, who made the announcement recently, said the new package is double the $40 million originally announced.
Ms. Grange had said effective immediately, the Ministry would accept applications for grants of $60 thousand per individual. She estimated that one thousand individual grants will be awarded.
However, in reacting to the Minister’s announcement, Mr. Crawford says more thought needs to be placed into this new initiative.

He adds that the requirements made for applying for the grant show the Ministry’s lack of understanding of the Industry.