Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2023. 10:18 am CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: At Friday’s national budget presentation, Prime Minister John Briceno noted that 42,965 workers have received a one dollar and seventy cents or 51 percent per hour salary increase because of the recent increase in the minimum wage to 5 dollars per hour.
In addition, 95% of Belizeans who seek employment are working.
Data from the last poverty assessment also indicated that 68,000 fewer Belizeans are poor.
The Prime Minister also announced that a few weeks from now commencing April 1, increments for public officers, teachers, police, BDF and coast guard will be restored.
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