The idea of a salary cut, despite the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local economy, seems to fly in the face of a recent campaign promise made by the People’s United Party. As part of its manifesto, the P.U.P. guaranteed an increase in the minimum wage, so how does the Prime Minister reconcile that with the looming salary cuts?

Prime Minister John Briceño


“We have a five-year plan and you can’t expect us to implement the entire plan in a hundred days. I mean, there are a number of things that we have to do but the first thing that we have to do within the first hundred days is to address the financial crisis that the country is in right now and to see how is it that we can correct it. Once we can correct that and have the economy going once again, we’ll be able to do everything and more than what we have promised.”

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