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- Public dissatisfied with PM’s response to politicians' salary increase

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Following Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision to give up his massive salary increase that would have skyrocketed his pay to a whopping $28.6 million per year, the public remains discontented with his response to the increase for other Cabinet Ministers and parliamentarians.

Holness made the announcement on Monday to remain at his current salary of roughly $9 million and will therefore not receive any retroactive payments.

In a lengthy press conference at Jamaica House, Holness also defended the salary increases for Cabinet ministers and parliamentarians.

READ: Holness giving up his salary increase

However, the common sentiment is that he has not handled the matter appropriately.

“It is petty, damage control,” one man told OBSERVER ONLINE.

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