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St Kitts Gov't gives public servants a double salary bonus

December 5th, 2017 | Tags:
The bonus payment is indeed expected to bring cheer to all families in St Kitts and Nevis and can be considered as the government’s Christmas gift to our hardworking and deserving citizens. Photo: Caribbean360

BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis, – The St Kitts and Nevis Government is spreading some Christmas cheer in the public service this month.

It announced that after lengthy deliberations, Cabinet agreed that all civil servants of the federal and Nevis Island Administration, pensioners, government auxiliary employees, Skills Training and Empowerment Programme employees and workers at all statutory corporations would get double their salary in Christmas bonus.

“The bonus payment is indeed expected to bring cheer to all families in St Kitts and Nevis and can be considered as the government’s Christmas gift to our hardworking and deserving citizens,” the Cabinet said in a statement.

Cabinet said it took account of the many challenges still being experienced by several households following Hurricanes Irma and Maria and of the government’s continuing efforts to bring relief to people.

“The fiscal performance of the federal government was also taken into consideration. Up to September of this year, the fiscal accounts reflected a surplus on the recurrent account, the overall account and the primary account. All economic indicators also point to robust growth for 2018. Several capital projects are expected to come on stream and various private developments are anticipated.

“In light of the above, the Cabinet took a decision to approve the payment of a double salary for the second consecutive year,” it said.

Recipients of the extra salary were encouraged to spend their money wisely, with a suggestion that those who still have repairs to make to their homes should take advantage of the duty-free concessions being offered by the government.

6 Responses to “St Kitts Gov't gives public servants a double salary bonus”

  • island man (06/12/2017, 09:12) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    and the NDP can't even give one!!!! kudos Dr Harris and Team Unity
    • I am from there (06/12/2017, 11:29) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
      Th success that is happening in SK was implemented by Dr. Douglas and the Labour Party. Dr. Harris has not done any thing for St. Kitts as yet.
      • @I from here. I sgrref (07/12/2017, 06:24) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
        Douglas is the man. He do a lot of St Kitts. Plenty initiatives. Plenty projects. Plenty business. Plenty work for Ghettp youths. He did a lot for St Kitts and take a little for homself. Ain see nothing wrong with that. Thesr modern polititian taking evrrything for themselves..
        • sugar city rock (08/12/2017, 20:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          well the good thing is Douglas will never be back in the seat. He will be kick out in a couple weeks for having a Dominica passport.

          So the little man is history. Up with Team Unity and Harris again
  • wow (06/12/2017, 22:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They did it again!
  • Nothing New. SK The Place 2B (07/12/2017, 06:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Doughie Started it. Nice that Harris continue it.. The people of SK will be laughing to the Bank.. So SK Men like to party . Carnival go me Party Party. Beers. Berrs . Small Axe. Grandmaster. Sugar Band already Mashing up the Stress the thing just heating up. I will be there Plus ove a 100 Crusiship. Hmmm.

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