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District Constables want pension arrangement

Published:Monday | May 12, 2014 | 12:19 PM

The district constables association of Jamaica is seeking a meeting with the National Security Minister to provide an update on the progress to establish a pension scheme for its members.



At present district constables do not qualify to receive a pension when they reach 65 and have to retire.



The president of the District Constable’s Association Delroy Davis says with the economic squeeze now facing the country it is even more difficult for retired members.



Davis says it has been a pain for retired members to collect the one-time gratuity payment.



Meanwhile, he says the district constables are willing to contribute to a pension scheme for their retirement.



He says last year, the Security Minister took to the Cabinet, a proposal for pensions benefit for district constables.



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