Government Commences payment of Back-Pay to Public Servants

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Government Commences payment of Back-Pay to Public Servants

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne on Thursday announced that his administration has commenced the payment of back-pay to public servants as promised a few months ago.

He said that the Treasury of Antigua and Barbuda has confirmed that the payments are being made to the banks between today and tomorrow Friday.

Here is a clip of Prime Minister Browne making the announcement.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. Promise made
    Promise kept
    🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩

    • Promise kept to LIAT workers too?? Of course not!!! But we will deal with the lying SOB January 18th!!!! That will be a promise kept!!

      • @Tired & hungry: RememberThe Gaston Browne administration does not owe the workers anything. However, the administration is offering a compassionate payment if
        1. The union representing the LIAT workers is more compromising
        2. If the workers are willing to accept the percentage that the government is willing to pay them & the other share holders of LIAT pay the difference

        The promise made will then be kept

      • Take the compassionate offer from the government. I did and I am now looking into having my own property. Take land.

        • I don’t know who you are masquerading here as but you are definitely not a LIAT worker. This is because even though the lying PM said he was offering land, NOT A SINGLE SOLE WHO SIGNED ON THE DOTTED LINE RECEIVED EVEN ONE BLADE OF GRASS!!!

          No land has been surveyed or even allocated! They couldn’t even say where the dream land was be it in Gray’s Farm, Pottworks Dam, Seatons Mangrove or on top of Boggy Peak!!! Why?? Because the lying rass PM don’t plan to pay LIAT workers. But we will make him pay on Election Day!!!

    • 1-Are we getting all of the back pay?
      2- from which year to which year?
      3- Are we getting our holidays pay?
      I worked all of the holidays in 2020 while most people was on lockdown I was working day and night shift as a security officer for the government, and I seen the money for that or 2021and 2022. So long they said the checks are at the treasurery waiting to sign.

      • Don’t see the big commotion here. It’s money we earned. How can I forget this man denying my family and I bread for two months? No amount of last minute election gimmicks will work. A leader who lied to us about respecting people’s rights and then mandated a deadly, toxic, experimental,untested, unproven jab, can never be trusted. Someone who aplauded rubber bullets and tear gassing of the citizens is not to be trusted. A narcissistic, pathological liar is not to be trusted. If we don’t end this, this country is done. Money can never make right the blatant disregard, disrespect, verbal abuse at the hands of this man. It is enough.

    • again an attempt at vote grabbing- he comes up with some excuse not to pay everyone, BECAUSE DEM BRUK. He is just giving the impression that things are great, but sensible people nar fooly. He is leaving the bulk of the back pay for the next administration to pay.
      PLEASE NOTE PEOPLE THAT THIS IS MONEY DUE TO YOU FOR YOUR INCREASES THAT YOU HAVE NOT HAD IN YEARS, THIS IS NOT A FAVOUR THAT GASTON IS DOING YOU.
      IF HE WAS PAYING A BONUS LIKE ST KITTS WHICH IS NOT LINKED TO NEGOTIATED INCREASES THEN HE WUD BE COMMENDED, BUT DEM BRUK LIKE HELL, NO MONEY TO PAY CBH, CLARE VUE, SUPPLIERS ETC, THIS IS ALL WINDOW DRESSING TO GET VOTES, BUT IT NAR WORK DIS TIME.
      ABLP DONE DONE DONE…. GET RID A DEM PLEASE

  2. So let me get this straight…

    Despite collecting $500 million form a bond and CDB, Gaston refuses to give people their full back pay.

    He gives us one month salary and wants us to kiss his a**?

    While killing our pockets with out of control food prices.

    RED DEAD!

    VOTE THEM ALL OUT TO GET GASTON OUT!

  3. Wow wow wow pensioners vote to let me remind you are you afraid of the US Seal Team why you move from jolly harbour

  4. Twenty one days to go citizens of Antigua & Barbuda, to the end of over 50 years of Birdism and Browneism.

    If the majority of first time voters and the undecided turnout in their droves – as expected -, I predict a landslide 11-5-1 seat win to take UPP well over the line.

    If there’s no major turnout (which now seems highly unlikely, ’cause we fed up!), then I envisage a 9-7-1 win for the UPP.

    LET’S SHOW THE WORLD WE ARE NO LONGER POLITICAL NINCOMPOOPS …

    BRIXTONIAN IS BACK!!!

  5. So the money was bit there before or he simply bullshitted his way this long to ONLY NOW pay the people thier HARD EARNED, WELL DESERVING AND LOOOOONG OVERDUE wages and back pay….. Politcal nefariousness?

  6. People, don’t be fooled. Many months ago, we were being called all sorts of derogatory names but January is here so he’s pretending to be all the Saints combined. Think about it; if the general elections have been imminent and they cannot fix the water problem nor pay salaries on-time, what do you think will happen, after the threat of being voted out is averted if they were successful at the polls? Are we willing to endure more severe punishment for the next 1825 days? They can’t wait to sack it to us again.

  7. Why is this ” promises kept” and not payment missed. If I did not pay my 162 employees, in 20,21,and 22,labor would have been crawling up my you know what. My company was crushed with all the lock downs, curfews and shut downs, that this government did. But my employees were paid every week. Don’t make back payments a big deal, you should have paid them to start with. You are scum.

  8. i don’t know why some of these useless idiots just won” shut up . This is nothing grand , it is people’s money that they already worked for. I wonder sometimes if they have a brain while reading some of their comments.

  9. The Union thought that by stalling the negotiations they would let the government look bad before the election in the eyes of the public servant. But just like during the last election the government made a unilateral payment. Union keeps playing politics and claiming to represent the workers.

    • FTS, you should holding your head down. Aren’t you ashamed to comment?
      Like Gaston, you have not a clean heart.

  10. They should be paying us interest. However interest will be paid by we the people with the rassing they getting on Jan 18th. Start packing Gaston!!

  11. People like you all should be greatefull for the little back pay at list he try give some thing whats wrong with you all ,and the next this this man dont have to give LIAT workers nothing but he is trying what he give take it the companny is not his own but he putting out his self to give something please man the UPP would never do better Take a look they all seat together and enjoy themself while you all trying to hate each order imargine that shame shame we need to come tigether the world is not getting better is us have to make our little country better .

    • @ Lovely

      We should be ‘greatefull'(sic), please learn to spell and understand grammar.
      We should not be ‘greatefull’, because your LIARD TEAR-GASSING PRIME MINISTER AND CUTIE promised an economic powerhouse which y’all praised, so why now you asking us to be ”greatefull” !!!!!!
      USEFUL IDIOT
      GET RID A DEM

    • Lovely? or is this Colin Oneal of the Browne & Browne show who said that all the people want to vote Labor are a little food in their pot, a little money in their pockets, and a little gas in their car.
      People don’t let them take you for granted. Vote UPP.

  12. “We paid civil servant their back pay vote for us! ”
    The back pay is what they are owed so it is nothing to rejoice about like the government did something extraordinary. This government don’t like to pay, only when election is near they try to bribe people with their one money

  13. How convenient! Gaston watches people suffer and refused to give relief. Now at election, he going on as if he is doing people a favour.

    GET RID OF THEM!

  14. God works in mysterious ways…
    Thank God there’s an election ’cause the inflation had me broke heading into January. Some of us are grateful for the likkle back pay! So, thank you for making that available.

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