Sk­er­rit re­jects ‘pie in sky’ call

UK Barbados Nation - - NEWS -

ROSEAU – Say­ing that pen­sion rates are “not plucked from the sky”, Do­minica’s gov­ern­ment dis­missed a call by Op­po­si­tion Leader Len­nox Lin­ton for a monthly pen­sion of EC$500 for pub­lic work­ers.

“It is rep­re­hen­si­ble that the leader of the op­po­si­tion would pro­pose an in­crease in gov­ern­ment-funded pen­sions. This pro­posal will only jeop­ar­dise the pen­sions of the cur­rent work force as well as hin­der the on­go­ing de­vel­op­ment di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion of our coun­try’s econ­omy,” Prime Min­is­ter Roo­sevelt Sk­er­rit said in a state­ment.

“Con­trary to what the leader of the op­po­si­tion seems to think, pen­sion rates are not plucked from the sky. They are ar­rived at after care­ful anal­y­sis by ac­tu­ar­ies. Ac­tu­ar­ial sci­ence is not be con­fused with po­lit­i­cal mis­chief mak­ing,” the Prime Min­is­ter added. ( CMC)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Barbados

© PressReader. All rights reserved.