PM Not Happy With Execution Of Exercise

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has again expressed disappointment with the way in which the retrenchment exercise in the public service is being executed. Ms. Mottley made the comments today in response to a question from the media during a brief ceremony for Government and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to sign a policy-based loan. The Prime Minister said: “Am …

Statement On Public Service Termination Process

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In order to meet its expenditure reduction targets and to restructure the public service, Government continued its retrenchment programme this week. As stated previously, the programme, which involved most Ministries and Departments, sought in all instances to abide by the principle of Last In, First Out. The process also sought to ensure that cheques and termination letters were given to …

Statement On Termination Of Public Service Posts

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Government has commenced its programme for restructuring the public service and for reducing expenditure in this adjustment exercise. Those persons affected are being given a package which includes an exit cheque for vacation leave, severance, and any other entitlements at the time. Some categories of workers have already been given a package in line with the enunciated procedures, notably, security …

We Need Your Feedback; Take This Online Survey!

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Please take the time to complete this electronic survey. It was created as part of ‘Phase Two’ of the consultation process on the Government’s economic restructuring programme. The survey gathers the views of all Barbadians on the need for, and effectiveness of the major state-owned entities, agencies and programmes in the public service. Please click here to complete the survey. …

Public Service Pay Increase In August

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Public servants will receive their five per cent salary increase in August. This disclosure has come from Director of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ian Carrington, who said paperwork for salaries was completed in advance, so therefore the increase could not be added to July’s salary. “We are readying ourselves to include the five per cent increase on the August wages …

Public Offices Closing At 1 P.M. Today

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The public is advised that Government offices will close at 1:00 p.m. today, Friday, May 25. Members of the public are encouraged to arrange their business accordingly. All polyclinics will also close today at 1:00 p.m. except for the Fast Track Service at the Winston Scott Polyclinic which remains open until 6:00 p.m. There will be no extended hours service …

Public Servant Rewarded For Outstanding Service

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Retired Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Sonja Welch, receiving the Gold Crown of Merit from Governor General Dame Sandra Mason during the 2017 Independence Day Honours. (C.Pitt/BGIS) She may be small in stature but retired Permanent Secretary, Sonja Welch is certainly a colossus when it comes to her in-depth knowledge of the public service and diplomacy. It is …