The St. Christopher and Nevis’ Social Security Board is celebrating its 42nd anniversary.
According to socialsecurity.kn, the Social Security program began in 1978 when the Social Security Act, No. 13 of 1977 was given effect.
From February 1st 1978, a new system of social insurance was brought into being, replacing the National Provident Fund which had been in operation for ten years.
The scheme can best be described as being in the ownership of its basic stakeholder groups, which can be categorized as (but may not be limited to) employers, insured persons and government.
Minister with responsibility for Social Security, the Hon. Vance Amory, in an address to mark the occasion, reminded the public of the following:
Minister Amory mentioned that all persons should be registered with the Fund.
Minister with responsibility for Social Security, the Hon. Vance Amory.