BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Suggestions that there are plans to raise Social Security deductions in St. Kitts and Nevis have been categorically denied by Minister with Responsibility for Social Security, the Hon. Eugene Hamilton.
“There have been no announcements of any increases in any deductions for persons contributing to Social Security,” said Hon. Hamilton. He dismissed the topic as a “rumour which has spread across the country,” on January 14, during the Prime Minister’s monthly press conference held at the National Emergency Management Agency Conference Room.
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, also addressed the matter.
“There has been no announcement of a 13 percent deduction with respect to Social Security announced in the Budget Address,” Dr. Harris said referring to his presentation to the Federal Parliament on December 15, 2020.
“I am not sure where that comes from,” said Dr. Harris. “There has been no change for the record, in any of the deductions as it relates to Social Security. What is now, applied then, so there is no change that would have been announced with respect to that.”