Ames Could Face Another Criminal Charge, As Minister Await Response On Payment For Workers

Trade Unionist Joseph “Burns” Bonadie stated on the WEFM shakeup program earlier this morning, that workers would soon have an update as it relates to the payment of salaries.

This, he said, as the Minister of Labour, Camillo Gonsalves awaits a response from Dave Ames the principal owner of Buccament Bay Resort.

Bonadie said the Minister spoke with Ames on Monday at which time Ames gave certain undertakings.

The veteran trade unionist said, that on the statute books of this country,  laws governing nonpayment of wages to workers exist.

He said once wages are not paid to workers, especially in industries that are covered under the wages council ordinance, it becomes a criminal offense.

Bonadie further said Minister Gonsalves indicated to Ames that such is the next course of action failing to produce the funds required to bring the workers of the resort up-to-date on outstanding payments.

Bonadie said failure on Ames part could see the matter taken to the DPP for court action, which, in worst case scenario according to Bonadie could see Ames facing a prison sentence.

Workers have been holding protest action over nonpayment of salaries.

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