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GLITCH DELAYS GOVERNMENT'S DIRECT-DEPOSIT PAY

May 29, 2003 – What may have been a day of anxiety for government employees on St. Croix who routinely receive their pay by direct deposit to their bank accounts had a happy ending — or will by Friday morning, according to Government House.
In a release issued Thursday, Finance Commissioner Bernice Turnbull stated that "due to a technical problem" the government's direct deposits for Thursday's pay day did not go through as usual on St. Croix.
Turnbull emphasized that "the delay in posting these direct deposits has been caused by a technical problem at the bank and nothing more."
"Both the Department of Finance and Banco Popular apologize for the inconvenience this delay has caused," Turnbull said. "The bank is doing its utmost to correct this problem and to make sure that it doesn't reoccur."
She said that employees who have direct deposit with Banco Popular should have had access to their payments by automated teller machine as of 5 p.m. Thursday. Employees who have direct deposit with FirstBank and Bank of Nova Scotia should have access by 8 a.m. Friday, she said.
The release stated that the government's direct deposit for the payday "was transmitted timely and received by the host bank, but due to a technical problem the file for direct deposit for employees on St. Croix was not transmitted."

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