Gov’t must do more to cushion hike in imports and consumers must eat more ‘local’ food, Isaac says

The Gaston Browne Administration is yet to set out any meaningful plans to tackle  interruptions to the food-chain supply and the resulting hike in food prices, says Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP) D. Gisele Isaac.

While Trade Minister Paul “Chet” Greene is advising consumers to shop wisely, Isaac says the Government can do more to assist and to reduce the price of goods, since Antigua and Barbuda imports the majority of what it consumes.

Meanwhile, Isaac suggests that residents embark on a change in what and how they eat, since food prices may not fall again anytime soon.

She says that buying locally will prove to be very economical in the long run.