Government pensioners received a $150 ex-gratia payment for Christmas.
The Cabinet approved the one-off payment at a special meeting on Tuesday, 21 December 2021.
Deputy Governor and Head of the Civil Service Hon. Franz Manderson expressed his gratitude to the Government for approving this payment: “I thank my Cabinet colleagues for supporting our public service pensioners in this way. Many of them have served our beloved Islands for decades and could easily be described as the backbone of our society. We are happy to be able to give this token to them during the festive season.”
Minister for Finance and Economic Development Hon. Chris Saunders also welcomed the move, saying, “I am pleased that our government pensioners will be receiving this extra payment at Christmas; we recognise the valuable contributions that they have made during their time in the Public Service. We were able to fund this payment through budgetary savings.”
The payment was disbursed to pensioners who are part of the Public Service Pensions Plan on Thursday 23 December.