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No salary cuts for Public Service – but for how much longer?

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020. 4:13 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dean Barrow has denied a rumor concerning cuts in salaries to the 16,000 strong-Public Service.

It was one of the first things he committed to at the height of the lockdown and in plans for reopening the country in May, even promising to “borrow and borrow and borrow till I can’t borrow anymore” to keep the Government going.

But as he told reporters on Friday, his successor may have other plans.

Shaking his head, the Prime Minister said, “Not true. You can’t update something that is not going to happen, providing we have the elections when we are supposed to. As of now, I don’t see that there is anything that can interfere with that. In other words, not as long as I continue to hold the reins. But that unenviable position lasts now, for what, less than a hundred days longer?”

Elections are tentatively scheduled for the first week in November.

The Prime Minister concluded with a historical reference to King Louis XV of France, who is reported to have said in 1757 following a disastrous historical battle: “Après moi, le déluge” (“After me, the flood”), implying that whatever happens then will not be his fault.

 

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