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POLITICAL CARTOONIST & OPPOSITION LEADER CALL FOR LOWER PRICES AT PUMPS AND ON POWER

Providenciales, 07 Jan 2015 – Political Cartoonist, Benneth Williams has joined the commentary about fuel prices saying he does not accept the explanation that timing causes TCI residents to miss out on deeper decreases. I quote him now: “The Companies cannot continue to say the price at the pumps to consumers is correlated to the deal date, given the length of time the world fuel price has been trending down and the significant movement. Turks and Caicos has not seen a sensible relationship in the domestic price at the pump given the world movement. People in this country are hurting and regular citizens have all shouted disappointment at the situation with no sensible response from the powers that be.”

Williams, is not the only one; Opposition Leader Sharlene Robinson issued a statement to us this morning citing that the high government tax of $1 per gallon is also to blame: “…we are concerned that we are not experiencing or seeing a significant savings or reduction in costs at the pumps and also in the provision of electricity.” Hon Robinson continued that: “While we understand the multi-port handling and the cost of transportation to the islands, we are certain that the price should have been positively impacted by now. In the absence of large storage facilities, the lowered costs should have by now been reflected and passed on to the consumer.”

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