CARIBBEAN: St Kitts doubles salaries of public sector workers for Christmas

By Jamaica Observer

pm-harris-national-addressJAMAICA OBSERVER – St Kitts and Nevis has announced a double salary in December for all civil servants, auxiliary workers and pensioners on the Government’s payroll as well as People’s Empowerment Programme (PEP) workers and Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) employees and other public sector workers.

Roughly 10,000 people are to benefit from the move, according to a release from the office of Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris.

“There is a sense of optimism for thousands of local households that can now better manage competing obligations this Christmas (such as renovating their homes, purchasing new furniture and other household durable items, making charitable donations, etc),” the release said.

Harris, who made the announcement on Saturday said that the Cabinet of Ministers had taken the decision the day before, “to ensure that all share in the economic fortunes of our beloved country”.

“The Ministry of Finance will work with the CFBC and other governmental agencies to make this happen.

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