The Bahamas government has distanced itself from a so-called “Cash Grant Programme” that is supposed to be aimed at helping people improve their standard of living.
In a brief statement on Monday, the government said it is “aware of information circulating, purported to come from the Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis concerning a “Cash Grant Program.” It’s alleged the program was established to: “improve the standard of living for those persons paying bills, buying a home, starting their own business, going to school, even helping to raise children.
“The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that the Prime Minister is not aware of any such program nor has he recommended any person or group to receive benefits from such a program. This information is without foundation and patently false.”
The statement warned people to exercise extreme caution when sending personal information, and should not respond to any such requests, which are unverified and likely bogus.
The government said the matter has now been referred to the law enforcement authorities for their investigation.