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Hike pensions, Minister Robinson

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM


This is an open letter to the minister of labour and social security, Shahine Robinson.

Minister Robinson, the pensioners of this country are crying out for help.

There have been several increases in the minimum wage over the past years, but hardly anything has been done to ease the plight of pensioners who depend solely on their fortnightly offering.

Some receive just barely $2,000 fortnightly, with many having to pay bus fare to collect same.

It is said that a society is judged by how it treats its elderly. Is it asking too much for the minimum doled to our pensioners to be increased to $4,000 fortnightly?