Nearly 20 Free National Movement supporters were hired in senior positions at the National Insurance Board (NIB) this week despite failing the course required to secure the job.
NIB mandates that applicants for those roles take and pass what’s called a Claims Course. None of the applicants passed the course but got the job anyway due to their political affiliation.
The move has NIB workers seeing red because none of the positions were advertised and their new colleagues were brought in at senior levels despite their obvious lack of qualifications.
The new employees started this week and sit to their desks all day twiddling their thumbs.
The new hires come despite a freeze on promotions and the delayed payment of overdue increments at NIB.