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Jul 14, 2022

Cab Sec: Geovannie Brackett Earns More Than Some Public Officers But Won’t Get Any Gratuity

Stuart Leslie

Leslie made reference to other activists who went on to work with previous governments, such as Nuri Muhammed and Ambassador James Murphy. Leslie shared his view that we need to develop another generation of those types of people, and it was with this in mind that the government reached out to Brackett and offered him the job. And about the three-thousand, five hundred-dollar monthly salary, this was how Leslie justified that.


Stuart Leslie, Cabinet Secretary

“Now with respect to the salary, guys listen, this is a two-year consultancy contract. Nobody knows what will happen at the end of the two years. Geovannie doesn’t have any benefits that he can look forward to after that or any of those things, and yes, there are public officers who might say, “well we earn less, but those established public officers can look forward to pensions and they can look forward to gratuities and other things that Mr Brackett will not be able to look forward to. So, I support this initiative by the Office of the Prime Minister to work with Geovannie and I hope that good things will come from it. In fact, I believe it’s already rearing good fruit. Some of the deliverables that I certainly would like to see is for him to be able to tell us how people out there are feeling about – and why people are reacting. These are some tough times. We have people going through some heart aches. A lot of those people don’t know me. They don’t know a lot of the people who – somebody like a Geovannie, we hope, will be able to reach out and bring that information and also give some advice as to how we can work with grassroots organizations.”

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