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Is the Caribbean moving towards a trend of raising the minimum wage?

Bermuda, Jamaica, Guyana, Anguilla, The Bahamas among Caribbean nations to either implement or suggest minimum wage changes to come  HAMILTON, BERMUDA — There could be a “minimum wage fever” on the horizon in the Caribbean region as, in just the past few months alone, several of the region’s governments have either suggested or outright stated…
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Labour minister says Jamaica’s minimum wage is not a livable wage

Samuda assures govt. is constantly working to improve wages of Jamaican workers  KINGSTON, JAMAICA — The national minimum wage, which will be officially raised as of this April, should not be interpreted as a livable wage, and employers who can pay their employees more should make every effort to do so, asserted Minister of Labour…
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Jamaica raises national minimum wage

Minimum wage hike of 28.5 percent to take effect April 1, 2022  KINGSTON, JAMAICA — The long-awaited increase in the nation’s minimum wage will come into effect on April 1, Labour Minister Karl Samuda announced on Tuesday. “Cabinet has approved an increase in the national minimum wage. That was done at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting,” the…
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Guyanese sugar workers to receive promised 7% salary increase

Union says wage increase means “somewhat brighter” holidays for sugar workers who felt overlooked for years  GEORGETOWN, GUYANA — Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has declared that Guyanese sugar workers will receive a seven percent salary increase as promised by his government earlier this year. While he could not indicate exactly how many workers are set…
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