Public officers have come to enjoy the luxury of being paid well before the actual pay period is over. For this pay period and perhaps several more to follow paydays may be somewhat delayed. Ordinarily, government workers would be seeing their salaries deposited today, April 8 for the period April 1 to April 15. This will not be the case, however, as salaries will not be going in until April 14. It will still be before the pay period is over but it is out of the ordinary for public officers. According to the Financial Secretary, Joseph Waight, he believes the public officers will understand all things considered.
To date, the Government has no plans to retrench public officers or to freeze salaries.