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Senate: Pay cut for legislators debate

Senators are expected to discuss a temporary pay cut for parliamentarians today.

The order of business for the Upper House showed that members would consider the year-long changes to salaries, as well as associated suspension of pension payments.

Crystal Caesar, the junior national security minister, is expected to make a statement about the re-employment of Bermudian staff as the country returned to normal life after Covid-19 restrictions.

Ianthia Simmons-Wade, the Junior Minister of Health, is scheduled to speak about “shielding our vulnerable population”.

Anthony Richardson, the junior home affairs minister, will give an update on public schools and make a statement about the Bermuda College Class of 2020.

Bills for debate are expected to include temporary amendments to pensions legislation to allow employers and employees to stop payments to pension funds from July 1 to June 30 next year to help them over the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic.

The Cost of Living Commission Amendment Act 2020, designed to make the latest prices for essential items in stores available online, is also scheduled to be to be discussed.

Progressive Labour Party senator Crystal Caesar (File photograph)

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Published June 24, 2020 at 8:01 am (Updated June 24, 2020 at 8:01 am)

Senate: Pay cut for legislators debate

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