Income Support Programme For Liquor License Holders

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Press Release:–  Prime Minister the Hon. Philip J. Pierre recently announced an Income Support Programme to provide relief to valid Licensed Bar Owners who have been impacted by CoVID-19.

The goal of the project is to meet the immediate economic needs of 2,000 small shop owners with valid Liquor Licenses who were disadvantaged between 2020 and 2021 due to CoVID-19 Protocols that forced closure and reduction in their business operations.

Several bans on the sale of alcoholic beverages, suspension of all liquor licenses and closure of all bars were announced between March 29, 2020 to September 14, 2021.

Consequently, Liquor License Business Owners endured limited hours of operation which ultimately impacted their profits. Such measures were necessary as they formed part of the island’s national CoVID-19 response. To this end, the Government of Saint Lucia has allocated funds to provide relief to valid Licensed Bar Owners, who qualify for support under the programme.

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Applicants are invited to submit their information electronically using Cognito Forms. The weblink will be posted on the Government Portal, Ministry of Equity’s Facebook Account, public service announcements and SMS Text blasts to potential clients.

The Ministry’s Social Transformation Officers (STOs), along with Welfare Officers and Technical Officers from the St. Lucia Social Development Fund will be in the various District Offices around the island from December 16 to 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to assist clients who have difficulty in accessing the online platform.

This initiative is part of ongoing efforts by the Government of Saint Lucia to assist affected Saint Lucians. The Government has also launched an Income Support Programme for Mini Bus Permit Holders, who continue to function below capacity.


● District Council Office

● STO Office

● Regional Office

● Welfare Office


● Soufriere Post Office

● Fond St. Jacques HRDC

● Welfare Office at the Town Council

Access the income support form here:

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  1. @Stinger Dax was already getting income support with the salary he collects as Frederick’s attaché, don’t be fooled. Is the people who fought to get them in who ain’t getting shyte. Used and rejected.

  2. You are not serious…..The people who perpetuate addictions are the ones to get government help….. SLP do better please.

  3. The UWPs must be mad, Chastanet could not help Lucians now Pierre doing it. Minova Ward and Sofria what do all you have to say?

  4. In my opinion, they should be the last to receive any aid. The less business they get, the healthier the nation. Farmers should be top priority. They are needed even made so at a time of supply shortages. Everyone should be encouraged to plant a seed in this time.

  5. So what happen to the others who are unable to get full working hours, shift rotations, farmers who are unable to produce due to the lack of seedlings, fertilizers, pesticides who endure lost of crops, what about the small business manufacturers are these not people who suffers too? My god i just cannot believe human doing such level of nastiness in open space. Where are all the years of tourism money gone, the tax money collected for the airport. If its chas to blame take his property sell it and put the people 1st….

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