St. Kitts – Nevis Needs A Higher Minimum Wage
Basseterre, St. Kitts
October 03, 2008 (SKNIS)
A decision on the rise in the minimum wage paid to workers in St. Kitts and Nevis is due soon, perhaps as early as the end of the month.
Minister of Finance Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris made this announcement at a press conference at the Ministry of Finance, on Thursday. He noted that the weekly Cabinet meeting on Monday saw deliberations on the matter but a final decision has not been reached.
“I feel comfortable [in saying] that in a [few] weeks the public will be made aware of what the new minimum wage will be in the Federation,” he stated.
The minimum wage is currently paid at $6.25 an hour (US $2.35). This translates into a base salary of $250.00 per week (US $94.30) for a minimum wage earner that works the standard 40 hours.