Barbados PM regrets layoffs
(Barbados Nation) Calling the decision to send home more than 1,000 public servants the toughest one she has had to make in public life, Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Friday apologised again for the haphazard manner in which the latest retrenchment programme had displaced some Barbadians.
And she has promised those who have yet to receive severance cheques and one month’s notice in lieu of pay will do so not in a protracted time period like what occurred under a previous administration, but in a matter of days or at worst, a few weeks’ time.
Mottley’s apology came yesterday after signing a loan agreement with the Caribbean Development Bank at its Wildey, St Michael headquarters.
She was taking reporters’ questions on her satisfaction with Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme.