Millions in back pay for public servants in St Lucia

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The administration of Prime Minister Phillip Pierre says the government will be disbursing over EC$20 million in back pay owed to public servants.

In a statement on Saturday, the government stated that over EC$2.6 million will be invested in the economic stimulus programme that will benefit the island’s 17 constituencies by creating new jobs, improving access to local government services, and beautifying communities.

Currently, public servants are benefiting from a one percent salary increase and are getting paid more than they did in 2021.

The release stated that pensioners are receiving an additional 4.2% on their monthly payments and to offset inflation, duties on price-controlled goods have been suspended.

Meanwhile, 71% of local businesses are on track to make more money in 2022 than they did last year and in addition, major infrastructure projects are creating jobs and private sector investors have begun expanding operations in St Lucia.

The statement also noted that despite global economic challenges, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is projecting 9.5% GDP growth for the island through this year.

SOURCE: CMC

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11 COMMENTS

  1. See it dey Gassy 🥸, that’s how you look after your citizens and stimulate the economy … not just at election times. Simple really boss!

    Good written piece CMC and backed up by facts, figures and data … 👍

    • @ broke ass government

      TEARGAS TEARGAS TEARGAS TEARGAS TEARGAS TEARGAS TEARGAS TEARGAS

      THE BURNING, THE HURT, THE PAIN, THE INFLICTION AND INCONSIDERATION OF GASTON AND CUTIE ON THE MASSES. THE EVIL OF THESE WICKED HITLERS. CONCENTRATION CAMP

      • @gaston. Why don’t you say something sensible and make a reasoned contribution rather than these ridiculous, nonsense posts. Say something of value whether it is for or against the government.

    • @I-man…there is a need, and a serious one for the Public Sector in Antigua, Barbuda & REDONDA to be trimmed of #Ghost_Workers, unproductive workers and workers collecting multiple salaries for their tasks which they cannot complete in a timely manner, and stop 🛑 padding the public sector with political appointees for votes.

      btw – this is in regards to both UPP & ABLP.

      #ACCOUNTABILITY MATTERS!
      #TERM LIMITS MATTERS!

      Jumbee_Picknee aka Ras Smood
      De ‘ole Dutty Peg Foot Bastard
      Vere C. Edwards

    • @I-Man. Bet you didn’t know that the Constitution recognized Civil Service in Antigua and Barbuda is about 3 thousand.
      Bet you also didn’t know that the rest, 10 or 11 grand, is a non-established service created by A(B)LP to give politicians absolute power over who to hire or fire. It’s has been used to give girlfriends and unqualified supporters big jobs. So don’t compare. Countries like St Lucia and St Kitts & Nevis at least have the discipline to want to be a manageable country. We have lost that a long time ago and now just “exists”. The non-ending “Hamnesty” and open-door policies should prove that to you. Do you see any such ridiculous actions in St Lucia or St Kitts?
      Antigua and Barbuda is just about dead!

  2. ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM The sound of the other OECS countries as they surpass ANTIGUA in development and. growth.

    Antigua was once the leading country in the OECS but is now quickly sinking to the bottom.

    Gaston Browne has mashed up Antigua and taken this country back 20 years

    • @Mashup.. please travel to the other Caribbean countries and stop listening to hear say … i had the opportunity to visit 8 Caribbean countries in the last year … and u have to be on the grown they all have the same cry about the administration in office.. we in antigua love going by hear say and not facts … they all still want to come antigua because its sweet

    • Absolutely correct @ GASTON MASH-UP.

      The infrastructure of many current Caribbean islands are in a lot better state than ours, and yet with a rich and vibrant yachting community Antigua still ah struggle. How so?

      Other countries with strong ties to the yachting community do not – look it up for yourselves.

      The financial mismanagement by the ABLP government just beggars belief.

      Self-enrichment has benefited them to the detriment of the hardworking citizens of Antigua & Barbuda.

      WHAT A BUNCH OF CROCKS … OR SHOULD I SAY CROOKS!!!

  3. $2.6mil for community improvement. Why can the Government of Antigua spend half of that on it’s Capitol? It would greatly improve things in the town

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