Tabor reminds PM Browne of his promise to increase pensions, noting that the March deadline has passed with no word

The United Progressive Party (UPP) is calling on Prime Minister
Gaston Browne to fulfill his election promise of an increase in

During the recent General Election campaign, Browne – the minister
of finance – had promised that his administration would award such
an increase.
However, six months have passed since the January 18 polls, and
there has been no word on the pension hike, prompting a reminder
from Damani Tabor, the UPP public relations officer, who notes the
pensioners’ struggle with the high cost of living.
The deadline for the increase – which should have taken effect in
March – has long passed, Tabor notes.

President of the Antigua and Barbuda Pensioners Association Evans
Bennett is hoping that the promised increase will be implemented
In July, he spoke with State television on the matter, saying the
association had been in negotiations for such an increase for
pensioners and noting that consultations with the Ministry of
Finance had begun since 2019.
However, in spite of the prime minister’s promise, he says that those
consultations are yet to be finalized.