Retired Police Officers insist Gene Pestaina is entitled to a pension after over 38 years of public service
Member of the Group of Retired Police Officers Nicholas George insists that Gene Pestaina, a distinguished civil servant, who served for over 38 years in public service and law enforcement, is entitled to a pension.
George calls for Government to add the years of Mr Pestaina’s police service to his years of public service and grant Mr Pestaina his due pension.
However, speaking at a recent press conference, Attorney General Levi Peter said Pestaina was indeed paid a gratuity which covered his police service from the year 1969 to 1992 when he retired. He added that Pestaina continued to serve intermittently in service of the state, therefore by law, causing his ineligibility for any pension in public service, due to his failure to serve a minimum 10 years in his position.
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