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Mar 16, 2022

Government & Social Partner Representatives Meet to Discuss Way around Exorbitant Fuel Prices

It is the one factor that has caused many a heartache when we go to fill up, or in many cases now, just replenish the fuel we consume in order to move around. It has forced bus operators to threaten a nationwide shutdown if the government does not seek to give some type of relief to the current situation. Before today, the Minister of Transport, Rodwell Ferguson has been entertaining concerned bus operators and he notified the media only Tuesday that his C.E.O. had come up with a few options to contemplate. But today, several representatives from the government and the social partners, including the N.T.U.C.B., the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Council of Churches, the Business Bureau, bus operators, the network of N.G.O.’s, and the agro-productive sector met to discuss what can be done to best address the inflated prices on fuel, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine. Present at the meeting was Senator-elect for the N.G.O.’s, Janelle Chanona, who told News Five it was a constructive meeting with all parties being part of the solution moving forward.


Janelle Chanona

Janelle Chanona, Senator-elect, NGO’s

“We know what we’re seeing globally on the news, out of Europe, inflation on a while that’s been happening, the continuing impact of the COVID pandemic and the more information and the more conversation we can have nationally, the more we can own the solutions going forward. So the invitation for this meeting was to discuss and to bring to the table targeted measures and recommendations and what each of the memberships that we represent are talking about and suggesting. We all look at it from our perspectives and therefore we may see things or opportunities that may not be immediately evident to everyone else.”

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