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Civil servants, pensioners to get extra month’s salary, announces PM Douglas

Government Headquarters is decorated to mark the 30th Anniversary of Independence. Photo: Erasmus Williams
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 16TH 2013 (CUOPM) – Federal civil servants and pensioners will get an extra salary come pay day on Wednesday 18th September, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil l. Douglas announced Monday.

Delivering an address at the wreath laying ceremony at the Robert L. Bradshaw Memorial Park in St. Paul’s to mark National Heroes Day, part of the annual celebrations to mark the anniversary of political independence, Dr. Douglas recognised the sterling contribution of persons who have been making sacrifices over the past 30 years of nationhood for the benefit of the society. 

“Our public servants in particular, those currently serving and those who have retired have toiled tirelessly to make our country a better place. I think it is therefore fitting that on this, the 30th Anniversary of our Nation, we salute and we reward our public servants and our pensioners by providing them a bonus of one month’s salary or pension as a small token of our appreciation to their loyal and committed service to the people of this country,” announced Prime Minister Douglas to the thunderous applause of the invited guests. 

He said the extra month’s salary will be paid on pay day – Wednesday 18th September – a day before the 30th Anniversary of Independence.

3 Responses to “Civil servants, pensioners to get extra month’s salary, announces PM Douglas”

  • Concern 1 (17/09/2013, 10:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Merci beaucoup Mr Minister. What happens after this double, are they going to get lower electicity rate , less vat, less taxes, less etc?Well they are going to take it, vote for you in the next election then after that they are going to bawl muddoh, walk around like "hogs", Say "It is working", you name it . The Country just cannot afford anything like that and still owes the IMF
  • st. kitts massive (17/09/2013, 11:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    we still want douglas out..
  • No Confidence (17/09/2013, 15:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its an election ploy you will see he tax them more after the election, just like how he give Double salary leading up to election then hit them 17% VAT in dem backside..tell him to go and debate the No confidence vote brought against him. Talk it and them vote him and the labor party out of office.

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