Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Pension payments still not settled


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MORE THAN A month after Government said it would reverse the decision by the Treasury Department that stopped medically unfit people from receiving pensions, nothing has been done.

And a check with Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn Sunday revealed there was no timeline for when those monies would be reinstated.

“Unfortunately, it is taking longer than we would have liked but hopefully it will be resolved soon,” he said.

One of those affected is Janice Harris of Bayville, St Michael, who used available media outlets in May and June to complain and mounted public protests outside the Parliament Buildings and other areas highlighting her plight. She got the attention of the public, Government ministers and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW). (CA)

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