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May 19, 2021

P.S.U. Vice Prez: Where is the Private Sector?

Dean Flowers

On the issue of the ten percent salary cut for teachers and public officers, today P.S.U. Vice President Dean Flowers questioned the involvement, or the lack thereof, of the private sector.  According to Flowers, private sector businesses stand to be most affected as the move by government is removing in excess of two hundred million dollars from the economy.


Dean Flowers, 1st Vice President, P.S.U.

“This is the doing of a government that insists in plunging public officers into poverty and plunging small businesses out of business by removing in excess of two hundred million dollars from the economy because from the public officers it is eighty million, but from goods and services it is fifteen percent – that’s almost a hundred and thirty-five million dollars. So the effect and the impact of that on people’s livelihood and small businesses will be devastating and for that reason, I am shocked that we are not hearing much from the private sector, but I guess their bread might be buttered in relation to contract here and contract there and bulk purchasing yah and bulk purchasing deh – I don’t know. But it is very amazing that despite the government’s budget that they are removing two hundred and thirty-five million dollars out of the economy, there have been crickets coming out of the private sector. So I guess dehn know something weh I noh know.”

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