In the uncertainty of the pollitical and social situation in St Kitts and Nevis, a Prime Minister who has lost the majority of the support of the MPs who are in the Team Unity coalition and are now his former partners, Dr Timothy Harris has been on stage teasing the population in the Federation with a possible election date.
“The future is in your hands,” he told supporters. “And we are counting on you to deliver a victory. The time is soon to come.”
Meanwhile a gesture likely to be welcomed by civil servants and other workers slated to received a salary increases, what might be considered by the People’s Action Movement and Concerned Citizens Movement Parliamentarians as an electoral campaign vote attraction strategy on Behalf on Dr Harris’s Peoples Labour Party, was delivered by the Prime Minister in his May Day address.
“Today, I am pleased to announce that my government has determined that our civil servants, our pensioners and STEP workers will benefit from a significant increase in wages, salaried and pensioners at the rate of ten percent and this will be retroactive to January 2022,” he stated. “This is another clear example of our investment in our people as we put money in our pockets of our large number of our citizens and residents. These resources will translate to increased purchasing power for approximately 4,000 salaried civil servants, 1,064 government auxiliary employees, 1,365 pensioners and 2,800 STEP workers.”