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Mar 4, 2020

Families of Deceased Airmen are Expected to be Compensated

Michael Peyrefitte

The issue of compensation for the families of the four deceased airmen has been raised in light of the fact that B.D.F. personnel do not qualify for social security benefits.  While News Five understands that recompense will be offered to the respective families by government, the Minister of National Security says that details of the package will be divulged in the days ahead.


Isani Cayetano

“Minister, talk to us about what the protocol is insofar as these men not being part of the social security scheme.  What are the arrangements in place to either compensate or to look after the families of these four men?”


Michael Peyrefitte, Minister of National Security

“I wasn’t aware that they were not a part of the social security scheme.  All of that we are learning, we are trying to cover everything, every aspect of their lives we’re trying to cover and that’s just one very, very small detail.  We will have the report and it will be presented on Tuesday and at that time we will be able to answer all those questions.  At that preliminary briefing I am sure myself will be there, Admiral Borland, General Ortega and Captain Bennett at least.  At that point they will explain all of those details, but for now, I am not concerned about any of those details.  I just attended the funeral of a fallen soldier, beautiful family, eleven siblings, fun loving family and it’s just gut wrenching to see them grieve this way for their brother and husband and family member.  So we’ll have a full briefing on Tuesday and all those details will be explained.”

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