“The Edge” Talk Show Discusses Workers’ Bonus Payments

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNSOURCE) — Callers to “The Edge,” a new talk show on ZIZ Radio 96.1FM hosted by Devonne Cornelius, voiced their thoughts and ideas about the recent workers’ and pensioners’ bonus payments made to St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board insured individuals. 

“Social Security usually lends its money to businesses so I don’t see an issue with ordinary citizens and residents getting some of what they put in,” a caller remarked on the October 4 episode of the show. “I was able to buy food to eat for my family.”

A caller recommended adding another requirement for the programme, but the bonus was only given to St. Kitts and Nevis nationals and residents who had made at least 26 contributions to the social security fund.

“For those who make $5,000 or $10,000 per month, I don’t believe they should qualify to get none [workers bonus]. Leave that for the ordinary man. I do not believe government ministers, permanent secretaries or people in the private sector who make big money should have gotten the bonus.”

Contributors to social security who did not apply for the CBI dividend payments may apply online at www.socialsecurity.kn for the workers bonus. The link remains available until Sunday, October 15, 2023, at 11:59p.m.

The topic of raising the minimum wage in St. Kitts and Nevis came up during the conversation. According to one caller, if the government had increased, it would have had a greater impact. 

“I didn’t get the bonus but I am very grateful for those who received it. But what I would like to see the government address is the increase in the minimum wage because for some people would actually spend the $1,000 one time. The increase in the minimum wage would keep the economy at a more steady pace,” the caller said. 

“The Edge” airs Monday to Friday on ZIZ Radio 96.1FM from 11a.m. to 12noon. 

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