NIA allegedly unable to make salary payments this month

(ZIZ)– An allegation unpaid salaries by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) dominated the social networking site, Facebook Wednesday as popular blogger, Carissa Browne, revealed in a post late Wednesday morning that the NIA was unable to pay this month’s salaries to civil servants.

The post read “this court appointed wicked incompetent CCM government can’t pay civil servants.”

A similar post, made by a blogger who is identified as “Vote NRP” stated “government workers in Nevis up to this very minute have not yet been paid! Several workers have gone to the bank this morning to check for the deposit of their salary only to be turned back and told that nothing is there for them.”

ZIZ News spoke with an employee of the Nevis Island Administration who confirmed that the allegations were true as she had not yet been paid.

The official NIA website, lists April 23rd as the date that salaries would be paid to civil servants and Friday [April 25] as the date that monthly workers and pensioners would be paid.

It is also alleged that, early on Wednesday, Premier and Finance Minister, the Honourable Vance Amory, contacted the Federation’s Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas for assistance.

Attempts were made to speak with Nevis’ Finance Minister and Premier the Honourable Vance Amory and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. ZIZ News was told that both were unavailable as they were engaged in meetings.

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