Civil servants will be getting a portion of their retroactive traveling allowances in time for Christmas.

The government has accepted a counter-offer from the Jamaica Civil Service Association, JCSA, to pay four of the seven months owed this month and the remainder next April.

The President of the JCSA, O’Neil Grant says he believes it was the best compromise.

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In October, the government informed travelling officers that they’d not be getting their retroactive allowances until the next fiscal year.

Mr. Grant says his members are confident the government will make the four payments in time for Christmas