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Saint Lucia To Hold Public Consultation On Inflation

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The Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs will be collaborating with the Department of Finance to host a Public Consultation on Inflation.

Given our current local and global economic realities as reflected in the price of commodities, this discussion is timely, relevant and necessary.

The primary purpose of this information-sharing session, slated for Thursday 14th December, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is to provide an open forum for public discourse guided by Dr. Adrian Augier, Economic Development Consultant, and a panel of relevant experts from business representative organizations supported by technical resources from the public sector.

This discussion is intended to gauge public sentiment on the subject, provide a prime sounding board for the examination of concerns and recommendations of stakeholders, and most importantly assist the average consumer who may be feeling the pinch at the register to better understand the drivers of the price shock being experienced.

The Ministry of Commerce takes this opportunity to invite the general public to pose pertinent questions, comments and/or recommendations to our panelists.

This may be done live via related social media platforms or submitted to Ms. Franny Monrose via email franny.monrose@govt.lc ahead of the event.

This discussion will be aired on the National Television Network (NTN) and livestreamed via Zoom and the Government of Saint Lucia’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

SOURCE: Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs 

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7 COMMENTS

  1. This is just pure nonsense and waste of time. The govt has all the data on inflation at their disposal. There is no need to hear from people first hand how they are affected by rising prices.

  2. Perhaps the government should consider this kind of platform and interaction for other issues plaguing our society; healthcare, infrastructure, education… Dare I even ask for a political debate that is fairly moderated, with questions from the public, aired live on NTN???

  3. The gall of a government that are putting people first, after two years of soring inflationary pressures across the economy they require a consultation. How insensitive and uncaring of a government that has expanded it meagre resources of employing more consultants, friends and family and continue to pile taxes making things worse.
    Other countries in the region has been able to cushion the inflationary pressures to some degree but after continued disregard by our government it cannot do anything about inflation it now will consult what the end game of this? Same shit, same smell, another day and we repeat the same mantra save the victory, it was the previous government fault, its not my business, my role is policy direction etc, etc!

  4. Had Chastanet didn’t waste our resources so badly when he was in office, things will not be in this way today.
    Up to now he cannot disclose the number of passports he sold during his reign.
    Anonymous let me hear your defence.

  5. Piss in our eye and call it rain. How heartless for a govt to impose a 2.5% levy on its people right after a pandemic that desimated families, lives, livelihoods and commerce….only to disguise it as a Healthcare initiative. Wicked! Chastnet and his cabals really went on shopping spree and had nothing substantial to show for the country…maybe I will see the fruits of his spending in forestiere…maybe! But back to the Slp…same speed I see consultancy jobs for their boys with this inflation talk pappyshow. I would like pip and chas to listen to 2 songs to undertand how we as anpeople feel “poor people fedup” and “look into my eyes” by Bounty Killa.

  6. Consultation my foot. People can’t feed themselves properly but want to waste the little energy we get from limited resources to nourish the body to just talk.
    We cannot feed ourselves so we have no energy to talk.

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