Published 15th January 2020
Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source
MINISTER OF SOCIAL SECURITY DISMISSES RUMOURS OF INCREASE IN SOCIAL SECURITY DEDUCTIONS
Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 15, 2021 (SKNIS): Minister with Responsibility for Social Security, the Hon. Eugene Hamilton has categorically denied suggestions that there are plans to raise Social Security deductions in St. Kitts and Nevis.
“There have been no announcements of any increases in any deductions for persons contributing to Social Security,” he said.
Minister Hamilton dismissed the topic as a “rumour which has spread across the country” on Thursday, January 14, 2021, during the Prime Minister’s monthly press conference held at the NEMA Conference Room.
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, also addressed the matter.
“There has been no announcement of a 13 percent deduction with respect to Social Security announced in the Budget Address,” Dr. Harris said referring to his presentation to the Federal Parliament on December 15, 2020.
“I am not sure where that comes from. There has been no change for the record, in any of the deductions as it relates to Social Security. What is now, applied then, so there is no change that would have been announced with respect to that,” the prime minister added.