Legislators approve almost $9 million for educational policy advice, governance and ministerial support services.
Finance Committee runs into its second week, and it was Education and Employment Minister Hon. Tara Rivers who was called to justify the millions set aside for the paperwork needed to make the schools run.
She pointed to the recent baseline inspections saying government is making sure commissioned reports are not gathering dust. “The reports have been used, they are not sitting on shelves, they have been used extensively as it relates to policy and policy provisions,” said Minister Rivers.
Meanwhile, last week Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin says there is a need for a police authority, calling the current situation “awkward” and that it cannot continue “indefinitely”.
Government allocates funds for police but does not have a say on how that money is used.