Prime Minister Gaston Browne is promising to review the pensions of Members of Parliamentarians at a future date.
For years, there have been calls for such a review and, to this end, Browne says that a committee will be put in place after the next elections.
He says a determination will be made, then, as to whether parliamentarians should receive 100 percent of their salary once they have reached pension age.
Reportedly, at present, MPs are not granted a pension before they have served two full terms, or 10 years, at which point they are eligible for a two-thirds pension at age 50.
In order to qualify for a full-salary pension, however, MP’s must serve 11 years.
Meanwhile, some residents are dismissing Browne’s promise of a review as just another political ploy to help his Administration retain office.
Their cynicism is based on the fact that calls for parliamentarians to take a salary cut during the pandemic went unanswered, and not a single offer of stimulus was made.