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Pay public officers first

ALBERT BRANDFORD, [email protected]

Pay public officers first

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MPS AND SENATORS are expected to get a ten per cent increase in salaries and allowances, but the Opposition says it wants none of it unless public officers get their own long-deferred wage hike

The disclosure was made in the House of Assembly yesterday by Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley during a marathon five and a half hour introduction of a motion of no confidence in the Government.

Mottley said a Minister’s salary would now go back up by almost $18 000 a year plus entertainment and travel allowances which would add another $6 500, effectively making the increase $25 000 annually.

She referred to two resolutions, notice of which had been given on Friday, April 29 by Leader of the House, Health Minister John Boyce.  (AB)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition