GOVERNMENT IS MANDATING its senior officials cut back the cost on overseas travel.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Jerome Walcott said this was one of the sacrifices being made to share in the efforts to get the country back on good economic footing.
He told the Nation the Mia Mottley administration was very mindful of the difficulties some Barbadians, particularly retrenched workers, were facing through the ongoing debt restructuring exercise.
At the October 18 meeting of Cabinet, it was decided that effective last Monday, October 22, officials would be relegated to fly a particular class when travelling overseas on Government business.
For instance, according to the official circular of the notice, ministers as well as permanent secretaries and officers of related grades would now fly economy class for flights of four hours or less. For flights in excess of four hours, it would be business class.