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Following the United Workers Party’s strong opposition to the government’s decision to maintain fuel prices at exorbitant levels, officials from the Office of the Prime Minister have responded firmly. Despite facing economic challenges similar to other small nations, the island currently has the highest fuel prices in the OECS. The UWP emphasizes that the decision to maintain the current prices places a significant financial strain on locals and showcases a lack of compassion.
In response, the OPM noted in a post on the government’s social media pages that “for the period April 1–December 2023, the government is projected to spend $8.10 million on subsidies for LPG.” Additionally, the post indicated that “these elevated subsidy rates have successfully kept the retail prices of the 20lbs and 22lbs LPG cylinders affordable for the average Saint Lucian household and averted exorbitant price hikes.”
Discussions surrounding the issue of costs at the pump are ongoing.

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Quinn St. Juste

Quinn St. Juste is a young journalist, with a background in Tourism Management. He has a passion for social and commerce related topics.

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