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Final 2016 increments to be paid by February month end!

Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer Jr has promised public officers that all remaining increments for 2016 will be paid in the next 49 days. Photo: VINO/File
In March of 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had said since taking office his research had showed that public officers were owed about three years of increments. The Virgin Islands Party (VIP administration then vowed to pay two years of outstanding increments in 2019. Photo: VINO/File
In March of 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had said since taking office his research had showed that public officers were owed about three years of increments. The Virgin Islands Party (VIP administration then vowed to pay two years of outstanding increments in 2019. Photo: VINO/File
90 per cent of Public Officers have received their 2016 increments, according to Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr. Photo: VINO/File
90 per cent of Public Officers have received their 2016 increments, according to Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr has promised public officers that all remaining increments for 2016 will be paid in the next 49 days.

A press release said there was a meeting between the Deputy Governor and the relevant authorities such as Human Resources, Treasury and Information Technology departments on the matter.

During the meeting, a “clear plan for the finalisation of the payment of increments to remaining public officers,” was on the agenda, the release stated.

90 per cent received $$

“The stakeholders noted that despite having to transition from the old JD Edwards System, which had been in place for 25 years to the new system, 2,892, or 90 per cent of Public Officers have still been able to receive their 2016 increments,” the release added.

Thus, “the remaining 250 officers are those who had status changes, promotions or were awaiting new job letters.”

While putting on record his gratitude to the public officers, the Deputy Governor said: “While there have been some challenges that we have experienced in this process, we are fortunate – all things considered, that we have a chance to perfect the procedure for the processing of 2017 increments.”

Increments for 2016 and 2017 were approved by Cabinet since June last year, and the funds were included in the 2019 budget.

'They already worked for it'- Premier Fahie

In March of 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had said since taking office his research had showed that public officers were owed about three years of increments. The Virgin Islands Party (VIP administration then vowed to pay two years of outstanding increments in 2019.

“They already worked for it but it’s just that they haven’t received it because the funding wasn’t there and the will to do it also wasn’t there,” Premier Fahie had said on the radio programme, Honestly Speaking with Claude O. Skelton-Cline, on March 19, 2019.

In a statement during the Seventh Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) on October 17, 2019, Premier Fahie said it was important to speak on the payment of increments for Public Officers because a number of officers were meeting him, asking about their increments.

“And I am steadily directing them to the Deputy Governor and Director of Human Resources who I have charged with ensuring that Public Officers who qualify receive their increments. I commend them for their efforts.”

8 Responses to “Final 2016 increments to be paid by February month end!”

  • ... (10/01/2020, 08:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    more talk and spin!
    • SMH (10/01/2020, 09:51) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      You’ll just can’t be positive for once? That’s why it hasn’t been done as yet. You’ll put too much negativity on it. Relax. What’s yours is yours.
      • Who Qualify. (10/01/2020, 09:57) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        Can I get a break down on who Qualify also the criteria... thanks.
  • Jaigon (10/01/2020, 09:26) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    increments for 2016 and 2017 were approved by Cabinet since June last year, and the funds were included in the 2019 budget. We are now in 2020, why wasn’t all entitled paid their increments although they choose to pay 2016 only. Is this incompetence on someone’s part. It was also said that pensioners will receive a personal call, I am still waiting on that call and I do hope then when they do call, if they do that I will be told that I will receive 2016 and 2017 one time.
  • Premier working (10/01/2020, 09:55) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Hope they be fair with the dispersing of what is due to who it's due and don't include like and hate... I heard the Premier spoke of status and some people are here for 30 plus years with children and grandchildren born here. . he knows that to be true. Because it's true. But a lot of these people are still been victimize. Law abiding hard working social active people are still been Oppressed because some person in authority got something hateful against them. They can't get their status. But somebody who just make 20 yrs get belongers because they are liked. But the person with almost 40 yrs with children And grand children born here still waiting.... Hope the premier knows that. It's real.. it's happening... Bias and victimization..
  • Jimmy smith (10/01/2020, 10:38) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The question is, when are you going to take care of the recent retirees
  • yard fowl (11/01/2020, 00:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If Mrs Steven Donovan can't take the heat she need to get the he'll out the kitchen utter nonsense.
  • sty (13/01/2020, 04:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Long over due


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