RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE

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We again urge the PLP to move with dispatch to raise the minimum wage in The Bahamas.  The weekly minimum wage now stands at 210 dollars per week.  This is pitiful.  Who can live off that in this country?  Even the proposed 250 dollars per week is pitiful.  The minimum wage in this country should be set at 400 dollars per week.  It is simply disgraceful in this rich country how employers are getting away with bloody murder with the cheap wages that they pay.  Then they wonder why there is all this crime and  national unhappiness, in a country that must show the world a happy face in tourism. We call on the Minister of Labour to act sooner rather than later.