Government speaks on fuel price increase

The government of Saint Lucia has been responding to concerns over the latest hike in fuel prices.

Nancy Charles, the Attache to Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, was quizzed yesterday by reporters outside parliament on the issue.

Charles said it had been explained that once the United Workers Party (UWP) got into government, it would try as much as possible to understand the calculation of the price, report the matter to the nation and say what was being made by the government on the fuel prices.

“When we discussed the calculations it was explained to us that this current price that just came out was  the result of a five week pass through mechanism as opposed to a three-week,” the Attache explained.

Charles disclosed that the price was supposed to change on June 6, 2016 which was elections day.

“It was delayed and   the following week they could not have increased it because there was not a cabinet sworn in as yet,” she stated.

Charles said:

“So you have now a five week period of time for the calculation and I am supposing that is why you have an increase.

Charles told reporters that if her memory is correct, the government is making a $2.50 tax and a six percent fuel surcharge on the price of fuel.




  1. Philbert Dujon
    July 13, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Nancy just tell the people that the government doesn’t control the price of gas.

    1. Anonymous
      July 13, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      Amen phil whole heap of harlay carsay

  2. Anonymous
    July 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Amen phil whole heap of harlay carsay

  3. Time chasd
    July 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Weh the document Chasnet said he had infront him to sign n wen he sign the gas would not go up even wen it’s goin up in other places I mean lucI ans so dumb fulling for impossible thins lies empty promises

  4. Anonymous
    July 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Things done or how its handled in the past affects the future. Good thing is God is in control

  5. Sad-But-True
    July 13, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Oh, the Coolie is now speaking for the Boy!
    The Boy did say, he has signed a document to ensure gas prices never increases.
    Didn’t the Mal-Coolie (when in opposition) stated that the government makes $6.00 and hence the high cost of fuel?

    Oh the {Pinocchio(s) of this “Sham of a Government,” who was voted in by Fairy Tale Wild lies, will Crash and Burn.
    And the Whip will leave deep wounds on your backs.

    1. Anonymous
      July 16, 2016 at 7:19 am

      Go read a book… sad but true…

  6. Just Saying
    July 13, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    I am now beginning to see that Mr.Chastenet was not elected into office because of anything he promised or didn’t promise. He was elected into office because the people were frustrated with the previous administration. Maybe the people thought that by some miracle he might be able to make a little difference. People of Saint Lucia I implore you to not place your trust in any man. Work hard, work smart and trust in the Lord to provide. None of those parties really care about you.

    1. Gat
      July 14, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      that right the is the gat dam truth! gatdamit!!

  7. Thinker
    July 21, 2016 at 2:14 am

    That Kenny…. Always making things hard for St. Lucians. He say is 2.50 he making on gas when we know is 6.00. He’s just an evil PM and its time to remove him from power for gas prices to go down. Oops…. Just got the news that he’s not in power again. Anyway…. lets all still blame Kenny! He did it!

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