Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Cabinet members and Parliamentary Secretaries will continue to donate to charity, the 10 per cent restored to parliamentarians’ salaries in 2016.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who made the announcement Sunday afternoon, said members of her new administration will continue this act of solidarity with the people of Barbados who have been enduring economic hardship.
When the Freundel Stuart-led administration restored the salaries in 2016, two years after they had been cut, BLP MPs took a decision to donate their portion of the increases and back pay to charity.
At this afternoon’s swearing-in ceremony for Cabinet Minister’s at the Esplanade, Bay Street, Mottley said this will continue as a matter of principle.
The Prime Minister also announced that all Ministers will be made to declare their assets.
Mottley said this information will be kept in confidence by the Cabinet Secretary until integrity legislation is proclaimed.