The Barbados government says at least 1,500 public workers will be laid off over the next few weeks as it seeks to turn around an ailing economy while acknowledging that sending home one worker “is too many”.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley in a radio and television broadcast to the nation on Sunday night, said that the job cuts will affect workers in central government and government entities

“We give the country the assurance that while we do not have the exact number because we are following a process, rather than arithmetical deductions, we know that it unlikely to be more than 1,500 people over the course of the next few weeks. But, regrettably, one is too many,” she said, while detailing a wide-ranging plan to cushion the fallout.








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