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Government is set to pump a little over $5 million immediately into the formation of a Barbados Youth Advance Corps.

And that number will jump to around $20 million by the end of the 2022 fiscal year, Prime Minister Mia Mottley revealed during a post-Cabinet press conference on Thursday.

The Advance Corps will replace the Barbados Youth Service, and take in between 800 and 1 000 post-secondary school leavers each of the next three years.

“It is intended to take in young people who have left school in the last two years,” Mottley explained. (BA)

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