‘Serpent’ says the public should protest the Administration’s high-handed approach to price increases at the pump

Algernon “Serpent” Watts is upset that motorists are being rationed in the purchase of fuel, because of what he says is an uncaring government.

Without adequate notice, the Administration increased the price of gas and diesel at the pumps on Tuesday, March 15.  It was only on Saturday, March 12, during a radio programme on a private radio station, that Prime Minister Gaston Browne hinted there would be a price hike.

Since then, Watts, the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. George, says he was shocked by revelations made by former Minister of Finance Harold Lovell, who detailed the amount of profit the current Administration has enjoyed through the consumption tax.

Accordingly, Watts says the public should protest the fuel increases and not allow the Administration to take this high-handed approach to governance.

Meanwhile the Public Transportation Union (PTU) was expected to meet yesterday, March 16, to discuss the rise in fuel prices. The outcome of that meeting is not yet known.