The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) said it is “committed to fully paying our staff all salaries owed.”
In a media release issued Monday, March 8, the SVP stated it has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with 2020 being “a very difficult year…as both fundraising and donations were severely impacted. This resulted in the late payments for staff in 2021.”
Staff of the Centre for Socially Displaced Persons (CSDP) have complained about non-payment of salaries for January and February. A group demonstrated publicly in Port of Spain on March 3. The SVP is paid quarterly via the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services to manage the CSDP on behalf of the State.