Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has announced that all Nursing Assistants that had retired before October 27th 2005 will start receiving pension from January of next year.

“It is recognized that a wrong of sorts was done to some former nursing assistants who retired before October 27th 2015, when nursing assistants were accorded pensionable status, I am correcting this.

Thus all former nursing assistants who retired before October 27th 2005 will begin to receive their pension from the consolidated funding accord, with an effective date January 1st 2021.” Gonsalves said.

Dr. Gonsalves said that “the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this vexing matter to the fore.”

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