Fiscal austerity measures have left the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture to work with just under $19 million in the upcoming fiscal year, a reduction of some $5.1 million.
This translates into a 21 per cent budget cut.
But according to Youth, Sports and Culture Minister the Honourable Laneisha Rolle, despite the deductions, the differences are not below the actual expenditure.
Coming out of the global pandemic, a number of youth programmes, will move online Fall 2020.
There’s also a plan to use an online platform to enlist and physically train a sizeable percentage of Family Island youth.
However, the minister accepts there is a need for more investment in sports.