St. Kitts – Nevis Raises Minimum Wage
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
October 29, 2008 (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says the increase in the minimum wage from EC$250.00 to EC$320 per week from November 1st is the highest in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
“On an hourly basis, we have increased the minimum wage from EC$6.25 per hour to EC$8.00 per hour,” said Prime Minister Douglas at his monthly Press Conference on Wednesday afternoon.
The minimum wage increase reflects a 111 percent rise in the minimum wage since the ruling St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party took office 13 years ago.