352 in arrears at four HDC developments

Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert says there are 352 persons in arrears at four Housing Development Corporation (HDC) complexes at this time.

Imbert was speaking in the Senate in the capacity of acting Minister of Housing.

He said there are 56 in the East Grove community, 132 in the Oasis development, 18 at Eden Gardens and  146 at Cashew Gardens.

The minister says the HDC has increased resources in a bid to recover the arrears and also to set up payment plans to help those who find it difficult to pay.

Finance Ministry confirms money already sourced to pay arrears as promised

The Ministry of Finance is confirming that it has the money to pay public servants 50% or their arrears by the end of the month as promised and is instructing the relevant ministries and departments to begin preparing the paperwork.

It comes in light of concerns by some members of the protective services, that the money will not be ready by the end of June.

The following is the statement from the Ministry of Finance:

Education Minister says teachers' arrears of increments high on agenda

Education Minister Anthony Garcia is seeking to assure teachers that payment of arrears of increments is high on his agenda.

The Miniter's office issued the following statement today:

"The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education is assuring members of the teaching community that he is giving priority to all outstanding increments owed to them.