Civil servants to get back pay on Dec. 30, PM affirms

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Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne

PM Gaston Browne said: “The last two weeks, we had about $180,000,000 to raise to deal with payments such as debt payments, two salaries, one at the end of November and 1 on the 15th of December, and back pay.

And let me make it abundantly clear, we are paying back pay, Friday the 30 December.

So I’m saying to all public servants, those who are in the service currently and who would have been on the job during that period of negotiation in 2018, 2019, and 2020, we’re paying them a full month’s salary to go toward their back pay.

Now, there are some who would not be paid on time because, one, they may be out of the service and researchers have to be done, or those who came in late, maybe after December 2020, because they have to prorate and calculate.

It’s easy to just shoot off the salaries. We can do that.

So for those who were employed, as of the end of December 2020, we will definitely pay them a month’s salary.

We’re going to pay everybody, but the others may take a few more weeks to calculate it. “

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Gassy just dissolved parliament, and now this monetary intervention by him. Hmm! 🤔

    Don’t get me wrong, I am so glad for the civil servants in acquiring their back pay, but never forget that if it wasn’t for this imminent election, you and I know you would still be singing loud for your money.

    YES, ACCEPT YOUR WELL EARNED BACK PAY, AND THEN KICK GASSY TO THE KERB FOR TAKING SO LONG …

    • @ Brixtonian: It now seems to me the blue UPP flies are getting a uneasy now the BIG RED MACHINE OS STARTING UP & KICKING INTO GEAR…. Laugh pon are you now!!!

      • It’s not uneasiness boss, there’s an air of INNER CONFIDENCE that the citizens of Antigua & Barbuda want change after 50 years of Birdism and Browneism that hasn’t seen any real change.

        TIMES UP BOSS, AND YOU KNOW IT …

        • UPP’S politics of HOPE is going to replace ABLP’S politics of self-enrichment and avarice.

          Antiguans will never have a better chance to it.

          FROM A PATRIOT WHO WANTS THE BEST FOR THE HONEST AND HARD WORKING CITIZENS 🇦🇬

          LOVE TIGUA …

  2. St kitts gives double salary again and their citizens will be getting dividends from their CIP program, buy he acting like this is anything great just because election is around the corner.

      • … and you ABLP generational supporters have made the world look on us as nieve political fools @ Iman.

        WHAT SAY YOU BOSS?!

  3. Heee Heee Heee Heee.
    The Five Year Money Tree!
    You Dawg, you scrambling to buy votes now from the same people you have insulted, victimized, brutalized, teargassed.
    Sure your families and wealthy friends and fake investors are standing by to assist you and your gang in buying votes..
    Promise the voters everything that UPP proposed and then after the election forget people and promises.
    YOU DAWG

  4. Hope people know Antigua is a failed state. $80mill US Loan from the Saudi Arabia. $180,000 from you don’t who. Antigua should have an election every year. This is panic season. At least Antiguans will get some of what this wicked government owes them. Never mind how all these loans going to be repaid.

    • 80million to build out UWI Five Island Campus, what did the 320 million from IMF did and what about the 50million usd Baldwin say he borrowed from Hugo Chavez what did that do?

      • Remind me again @ Iman, how many years of Birdism and Browneism did Antigua have to endure economically compared to Baldwin’s time in office?

        OH YEAH … 50 WASTED YEARS YOU CRETINOUS EEJIOT!!!

  5. So if Gaston have the money why hold on to it until after Christmas? Why not make it available so people can bring some Christmas cheer to their families?

  6. This is PURELY AN ELECTION GIMMIC…..their monied supporters are worried and so they throwing a bit of funds at their feet knowing very well THAT they will be repaid the day after the elections.
    ANTIGUA IS BROKE and it’s the taxpayers that will bear the brunt of the responsibility in paying back ALL THE DEBT THAT GASTON AND HIS WICKED ABLP HAS THRUST UPON US, with increased taxes.
    I BEG U ANTIGUANS, DO NOT FORGET HOW THEY TREATED YOU ALL THROUGH COVID, not a penny of stimulus, when ALL OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD GAVE THEIR PEOPLE ONE. ANTIGUA IS IN A DIRE STATE.
    NOTICE THAT THEY CANNOT EVEN PAY THE BACK PAY, ALL THEY ARE GIVING IS ONE MONTH’S SALARY ADVANCE.
    A CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT WILL ENSURE A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE LIKE WHAT UPP DID TWICE IN THE PAST.
    GET RID A DEM AND VOTE FOR A GUARANTEED SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN SALARY!

  7. Athley Rodney on 08/08/2021 to Gaston and Cutie ‘should I proceed with the plan to tear gas the poor black hungry Antiguans and Barbudans?’

    Gaston and Cutie’s response to Rodney ‘Yes, teargas DEM R_ SS, make certain that you hurt them real badly, let them know that a we run things ya’

    Dem wicked evil and HEARTLESS Vagabonds.
    Their time is up. NEVER AGAIN MUST THEY RUN THIS COUNTRY.

  8. Remember citizens !
    You were forced to take vaccine and if you don’t you or a family member or friend were out of work, no stimulus to help in time of need , the top dawg said if you get money or assistance you will spend it in the salon,on make-up, clothes etc. The top dawg treated you like a puppy without a mother and father leaving you to starve. It is time for a change remove this wicked and greedy administration. Where was the monies all this time? Election is near , they didn’t care during some of our most challenging times they can’t care now. They will be weeping and gnashing of teeth if they go back in power. Let us remove these beast.
    Red is dead!
    Don’t Suffer with Labour!

    Vote them out ! Suicide rate has increased, Tax has increased, less jobs, crime rate has increased.

  9. Gaston, you have disrespected Antiguans big time. This could be interpreted as bad mind towards black Antiguans. You owe so much money to Antiguans and made no effort to pay until now on the eve of elections. You have driven local contractors into bankruptcy. If you can find money now, why not before? Antiguans would be real foolish to vote you back into office only to have you cuss and disrespect them and don’t pay them when they work for the government. You are like a person who is nice to you until he gets what he wants.

  10. The BLUE KOOLAID drinkers are going CRAZY now that the BIG red machine is REVVING UP. BRIXTONIAN where are your MURDERER , RAPIST , CHARLATAN and BANKRUPT Candidates ? They are hiding. Tonight is the BIG night. UPP done / FINISHED.

    • If you say so PETE … I feel your angst though, because you well and know the political tide is turning against 50 years of Birdism and Browneism.

      People like you continue to give an awful global view that Antiguans always PUT UP AND SHUT UP with downtrodden and wayward politicians.

      THAT DONE NOW BOSS … AND YOU CAN FEEL IT IN YOUR SOUL!

  11. Pleading unbehave of all workers in agriculture who are owed overtime since 2017 that we can have our share of the pie. We have waited patiently and was understanding due to covid. Please we are begging for something.

    • How can this government owe so many local Antiguans? A bad minded they bad minded and don’t love or care about black Antiguans. Just throw some corn at you come election time.

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