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1,700 Police Receive Overtime Pay

It’s been several years, but police officers who were owed money for working 12-hour shifts have finally been paid.


Police Staff Association Chairman Sergeant Sonny Miller confirmed yesterday that over 1,700 police officers in New Providence received their second of four payments last Wednesday.


Miller said he is pleased that the government kept its word to most of the officers, but several were left out.


He said there were about 150 officers that were left out because they would have left, retired, are pensioners or are local constables and the families of officers who would have passed were also left out.


“The information that we’re getting in regards to that is that because they are no longer in the system, they were not able to send anything to their accounts,” Miller said.


He added that his association and the treasury are following up on that and those persons should be paid this week in one lump sum.


Miller said he can’t give an actual figure as to how much overtime pay was paid out to the officers.


Miller added that he is in discussion with the minister of finance and the minister of national security, who has given him tentative dates for the next set of payments.


While Miller said he doesn’t want to release the dates, in case anything changes, he is certain that it will happen soon.


“According to the dates we received, we anticipate this process being completed before the next budget period,” Miller said.


Those 12-hour shifts occurred back in 2013 and 2014 as part of the then government’s crackdown on crime.





Written by Jones Bahamas

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