After months of wrangling and following a controversial online vote last Thursday, the Jamaica Police Federation has finally signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with the government under the compensation review exercise.

Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke says the MOU was signed on Tuesday night with Federation Chairman, Corporal Rohan James.

He says the deal now paves the way for $10.2 billion to be paid out to the rank and file members of the Constabulary, dating back to April 1 last year.

In his closing budget presentation on Tuesday, Dr. Clarke said over 95-per cent of public sector workers have now indicated acceptance of the terms outlined under the compensation restructuring programme.