JAMAICA - Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his government plans to increase the island's minimum wage by 44% as the local economy rebounds.
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - With minimum wage set to roll out in the public sector, the PM says he's not expecting any fallout from the private sector.
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - Come January 1, 2023, both the public and private sectors will receive an increase in minimum wage.
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - An admission from the financial secretary prompting BPSU to push for increases to public servants already at minimum wage.
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - Lawmakers are debating a resolution to increase minimum wages from $210 to $260 weekly.
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - Prime Minister Philip Davis opened debate on minimum wage in the House of Assembly on Wednesday.
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - Labour Minister Keith Bell says the government, Ministry of Labour, and the National Tripartide Council continue to discuss livable wage.
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - Labour Minister Keith Bell explained the rationale for the increase in minimum wage to $260 in the House of Assembly on Wednesday.
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - A quarter of the country's workforce is on the lower end of the pay scale, according to Labor Director Robert Farquharson.
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - An increase in the minimum wage has some questioning if the hike will pinch the pockets of small businesses.