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Security ministry short on funds to make early retirement payments to police

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2013 | 4:42 PM

Debbie-Ann Wright, News Editor – Radio

The national security ministry is urging patience as concern grows among police personnel over the non-payment of an Early Retirement Incentive.

The ministry says about $500 million is needed to pay persons expecting the benefit this year, but it has only been allocated $100 million by the finance ministry.

The national security ministry says it has appealed for an increase in the allocation but understands that the country is operating in a tight fiscal space.

The ministry is also appealing to members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who took early retirement to be patient until the matter can be settled.

It says the JCF has informed that payments will be done on a first-come, first-served basis until the $100 million is exhausted.


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