Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Chastanet Awaiting Government Announcement On Easing Inflation

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Noting that on Monday, the price of cooking gas continued to increase, opposition leader Alen Chastanet is awaiting an indication from the government on easing the burden of inflation on the people.

“We’re still awaiting to hear,” Chastanet said regarding the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) administration’s plans to ease inflation pressure.

“Thankfully, the government has continued our policy of not allowing the price of fuel at the pump to surpass $13.95,” the former Prime Minister tweeted on Friday.

In announcing fuel price adjustments as of Monday, the Ministry of Commerce, while noting price hikes for LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders, said the retail price of gasoline, diesel, and kerosene remained unchanged.

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The cost of gasoline is currently $3.07 per litre or $13.95 per gallon.

The next adjustment of the retail price of fuel products will be on Monday, March 21, 2022.

One week ago, Chastanet had called on the administration of Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre to reveal plans to ease the burden of rising commodity prices on the people of this country, especially the vulnerable.

“What is the government doing to minimise the impact of the increasing cost of living for Saint Lucians?” The United Workers Party (UWP) leader asked.

“Over the last few months, we have experienced some of the highest rates of inflation,” the former Minister of Finance observed.

And he said due to the current oil price; there’s anticipation that the cost of gas at the pumps will rise, resulting in price hikes for goods people require.

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  1. Chas -Ass-net are you making any sense ?? Is that how you are trying to make your self relevant or you are plain dumb stupid .

  2. This is the same man who lowered vat and gave inflation momentum wanting to know what others doing about it. What hypocrisy.

  3. People, spend your money wisely and plant a few seeds, because it seems like things are going to get rough and tough like we have never seen before. Governments world wide are experiencing shortages and high inflation. Some countries are using some of their reserves to cushion the rise of inflation. The question is, how many have any reserves and if they do, for how long will they last ? What do our reserves look like ? It is a fact that what our reserves looks like , will depend heavily on what the previous administration had amassed during their tenure.
    We do not need an acre of land to produce food . You can produce yams, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers etc from buckets filled with soil anywhere you live. Don’t depend too heavily on government, because they are helpless themselves. Pray that they can keep functioning!

  4. @Politicaly Stupid, you are sure what your name implies. Yes, I may be a hack but what are you? And you and him will get your answers in due time.

  5. Party hacks la, enmen powan douvan. Let the damn government answer. And stop focusing on who ask the question. You political dek deks Both side.

  6. Imagine mate saying that and he and his family benefited Bigly from covid and all the lockdowns….carnival sailing never stopped during all the lockdowns….massy gablewoods was sure rental income….coco palm etc etc….think you all should give back as good Saint Lucian citizens.

  7. I have never heard more crap from an Ex Prime Minister that this one. It started under you but you were too busy enriching many. From the time VAT was
    reduce to 12.5 prices skyrocketed down here. Remember “I have a letter on my desk, fuel prices keeps on increasing, once signed fuel prices will be decreased.”
    You are nothing more than a liability to this UWP. Just keep quiet.

  8. My gracious!! Chas what did you do with our money? Sandals 24 million, 7 million for no vaccine, so many million for st Judes, 300 millions for road not finish. So chas you are not for st lucians

  9. What is this assh013 talking about? Inflation didn’t start within the last few months. What did you do? Absolutely NADA! Don’t worry, you will get to know at the presentation of the budget like every one else.

  10. Chastanet, the best way for the SLP-led government to tame inflation is to have you return the ill-begotten gains you amassed during your brief period as prime minister of St. Lucia. This huge sum ( $2 Billion xcd) would allow us to reduce child poverty, infant mortality, homelessness, and many of the social ills plaguing our society.

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