Monday, June 10, 2019

BAHAMAS: Ghost workers hit Budget

The Bahamas Public Service wage bill is being rescued from chaos largely caused by non-existent workers on the payroll, Deputy Prime Minister, Peter Turnquest (pictured) has revealed.

He said the Government had overbudgeted by BS$53 million (A$76 million) because it suffered from “a historical pattern” of overbudgeting due to the failure to remove from the payroll workers who had either resigned or retired.

This had reduced funding on other public spending priorities, such as the security forces, health, education and social services, the Deputy Prime Minister said.  Read more >>