The scramble for eggs at Christmastime is traditional.
Because cake making is an integral part of preparation for the season, eggs are always in high demand.
“Around this time I think ninety-five percent of people are into their cake making,” Agriculture Minister Alfred Prospere told reporters Monday on the margins of a Cabinet meeting.
Prospere said that there is usually an egg shortage due to the demand.
“I am hearing of a price increase but I am yet to confirm this. I am not sure. But what I know is that we are experiencing shortages, which is normal around this time of year,” the Minister stated.
He explained that the egg sub-sector was very important to Saint Lucia.
In addition, Prospere disclosed that Saint Lucia is self-sufficient in eggs, which he described as ‘wonderful’ for the livestock sector.