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Pay for gov’t workers further delayed

Deputy Governor Rosalie Adams. File photo

Public officers will face a further delay in the payment of their final wages for September.

The Office of the Deputy Governor, which is headed by Rosalie Adams, blamed the delay on technical difficulties, but said the payments should be made by the end of this week.

“Public officers, as a result of reduced power to the Central Administration Complex which could not fully sustain Government’s server system, there will be a further delay in the processing of payroll for the end of September pay period.”

“The payroll will not be issued on Monday (October 9) as previously anticipated, and we apologise for this occurrence. However, we anticipate that the payroll will be issued by the close of the week of October 9,” added the Office of the Deputy Governor.

It, in a press statement Sunday evening, declared that it appreciates what it said is the public officers’ hard work and commitment.

“We thank you for your understanding during this time, and again we apologise for this delay in payment and any inconveniences caused. We value your hard work and commitment to the Government of the Virgin Islands, and ask for your continued support as we rectify this issue during the recovery and rebuilding of the territory. May God continue to bless you and our cherished Virgin Islands.”

Operations at the Central Administration Complex, which houses some of the most critical Government offices,  have been affected severely by Hurricane Irma, which caused widespread devastation in the territory.

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