A guy said on Facebook, “You deserve every penny because you are the only prime minister in recent memory who didn’t get a wage rise that wasn’t borrowed money.”
He said, “You expand our economy so you could buy fire trucks, police cars, create police stations, fire stations, helicopters, airplanes, patrol boats, and install water systems in some places without borrowing or any additional taxes.”
Another male user responded by saying, “Very true, Holness deserves every dime.
“He did it with a lot of sacrifice. It was not an easy route for this economy to turn around.”
“This decision by the PM is a tacit acknowledgment that the entire excessive pay hike was poorly thought out,” a lady said.
I scratched my head when I first heard about it, wondering why the JLP would make an own goal at this particular moment, she added.
Another person added: “Mr. Holness, it’s nice that you’re thinking about it (the pay), but this shouldn’t have ever entered your mind to accept, sir, since Jamaicans are feeling the effects of inflation.”