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Education Ministry covers funeral costs of Clan Carthy student

Sunday, November 17, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information says that it will cover the full costs associated with the funeral of 7-year-old Benjamin Bair, who was killed in an accident at the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston on October 29.

The ministry, in a statement today, said that it has asked Benjamin's family for invoices from the funeral home with which they have made plans so that the arrangements for payment can be made.

The ministry noted that with standard procedure, a Critical Incident File has to be submitted and processed and then sent to the Attorney General's Chambers for processing and determination for payment.

According to the ministry, an officer who spoke with Benjamin's mother, Japhine Campbell, last Friday arranged to meet with her and representatives of the Clan Carthy School on Monday, November 18 to discuss her plans and guide her through acquiring and submitting bills/invoices related to the burial.


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