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Minister of Immigration and NIB Alfred Sears. Photo: Dante Carrer

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INSIGHT: A sign of incompetent governance or is it just outright cowardice?

THE announcement of the increase in National Insurance Board contribution rates last week should have been an example of good planning and well-coordinated execution – instead it was a sign of governance by ineptitude at best, cowardice at worst.

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Nearly 300k applications not digitised at the Immigration Department causing excessive delays

THOUSANDS are still waiting to be processed by the Department of Immigration because their applications were not transferred to the department’s digital system, Immigration Minister Alfred Sears revealed in the House of Assembly yesterday.

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Sears unveils plan for NIB rate increase

ALFRED Sears, Minister of Immigration and National Insurance announced that NIB rates will increase by 1.5 percent effective July 1.

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Sears confirms 1.5% increase in rate on July 1

NATIONAL Insurance contribution rates will increase by 1.5 per cent on July 1 and rise by that amount every two years for the next 20 years, Immigration and National Insurance Board Minister Alfred Sears said yesterday. However, last night, the Office of the Prime Minister said only the rise for July 1 this year was confirmed - with no decision yet taken on future years.

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GOVT SEEKS TO EASE FEARS OF 26.3% NIB: PM’s Office responds to concerns contributions ‘like income tax’ by 2044

The Prime Minister’s Office last night sought to quell fears that the total National Insurance Board (NIB) contribution rate will hit 26.3 percent in 2044 and become “equivalent to an income tax”.


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