DH | Ministers to cut salaries by 20%

Parliament of Sint Maarten | Antilliaans Dagblad

PHILIPSBURG–The Council of Ministers decided in a meeting on Wednesday, May 6, that they would cut their salaries by a total of 20 per cent.

In February, before the financial impact of the coronavirus, Members of Parliament (MPs) and minsters had already agreed to a 10 per cent cut on their salary, although that 10 per cent will actually go straight into their pension.

During the 2020 budget debate, a motion from National Alliance (NA) MP Ludmila Solange Duncan was approved for an additional five per cent cut in the salaries of MPs and ministers. During the meeting on Wednesday, the Council of Ministers agreed to an additional five per cent, bringing the salary cuts to a total of 20 per cent.

It was also agreed upon that there would be budget cuts across the board for MPs and ministers. “The government is currently trimming the fat in every possible area. There has been an increase in spending in areas related to COVID-19.

“The government is maintaining that taking care of the most vulnerable in our community is still top priority. A bulk of the current spending is focused on stimulus relief, food security and health,” a press release from the cabinet of Finance Minister Ardwell Irion stated.

Bron: Daily Herald

2 Reacties op “DH | Ministers to cut salaries by 20%

  1. ericlapas

    Op zich is dit goed nieuws, niet de bezuiniging maar meer de feit dat de bevolking van Sint Marten voor een groot deel uit zwarte mannen en vrouwen bestaat.

    Was zelf bang dat hebzucht en egoïsme tot de DNA van de neger hoort maar het schijnt alleen met de YDK te maken te hebben.

    Ook nu in deze moeilijke tijden kan maar 10% af van de ministers en parlementariërs hier.

  2. ” agreed to a 10 per cent cut on their salary, although that 10 per cent will actually go straight into their pension.”

    Kan iemand mij uitleggen wat deze tekst eigenlijk betekent?
    Komt de salary cut nu wel of niet ten gunste van de bevolking?
    Of is het weer een truc? …..straight into their pension……???

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