Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the increase in the cost of living may be only temporary.
Browne was responding to plans by the United Progressive Party to tackle the cost of living. Listen to him here:
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The best ways to tackle the rising cost of living is:
1) to de-couple the EC$ from the US Dollar which has just begun to hyper-inflate.
2) start growing your own food.
Hyper inflate how? As far as I know the EC dollar has been fixed to the US dollar since 1976.
The US Dollar is on the verge of hyper-inflating…. as it’s buying power goes down, so does ours since the C$ is fixed to it.
IMO hard assets will be the best hedge against inflation. Get Gold and Crypto currencies like bitcoin.
Boss obviously you dont understand how exchange rates operate. Canada has a floating exchange rate so stop you nonsense. Go and buy your crypto and keep out of the traditional international finance market.
You do well to answer the DEVIL in disguise. I don’t know which part of ANGEL this idiot be. Must be Beeine Mam baby mama ANGEL.
… and Canada too will be affected by this. The ‘traditional finance markets’ are all based on DEBT and all are about to crash. The global central banks (Rothschild banks) are ALL going down and your fiat currencies are going to become worthless. We’ll see who is right….
Enough said, I was merely expressing my opinion.
@Covidiot (now fully vaccniated)
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I’m still trying to figure out which is dumber… your comment about me or your name.
Decoupling the EC from the US$ would be a big mistake. It would not help the EC as it would plunge to mere cents to the US. Antigua imports almost every thing, mostly from the US so if the US$ plunged and the EC plunges with it, is Antigua worst off?
Anyway, doubt the other countries would agree to devalue the EC. Thank God we don’t have a currency like Guyana and Jamaica.
You want Antigua to speculate in Crypto currency? What are you talking about?
If the US$ plunges so does the EC$… so, what are YOU suggesting we should all do…. go down with the ship and watch your savings evaporate in the bank?
Antigua is ALREADY speculating in Crypto currency… just look at the ads on this page for Pay Antigua and Bitcoin Cash.
I said wtf I said DEVIL ya just discovered the power of google and now think u are smart.
FYI… GOOGLE is in the evil one’s camp in case you don’t know. They sold their soul to China and are helping them enforce their police state.
You can continue calling me names… it doesn’t matter to me 😀
It just shows everyone watching that you are a mental midget.
Ya feel bright cause u can use Facebook and YouTube (a part of Google) gwan wid ya bad self DEVIL.
@Covidiot (now fully vaccniated)
I done with you 🤐
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Cost of living is too high because everything is imported. Government should facilitate co-ops to important food in bulk to bring down unit cost. Reduce import tariffs at the port on food and essential items. Also, regulate the mark ups that supermarkets are allowed to charge (Antiguans travel and we have Amazon, we know what things really cost and plenty PRICE GOUGING is happening).
Gaston Browne can start by removing himself from the position of PM which he will continue to abuse so long as he holds it.
He has done nothing but filled his pockets with funds from taxes. All he does is think about himself.
Backstabbing Gaston Browne must be removed from office. Bring back the stripper pole bus.
THE FACTS ARE FOOD PRICES ARE TOO HIGH FOR THE POOR MAN AND MOST MIDDLE CLASS . KFC IS NOT AN ESSENTIAL FOOD ITEM NOR IS IT NUTRITOUS. FOCUS ON THE STORY NOT THE POWER OF A CURRENCY. EVEN IN AMERICA THINGS HARD BUT THE GOVERNMENT HERE AND IN OTHER NATIONS ARE GIVING STIMULUS BUT GASTON SAY NO .
In order to reduce cost of living there must be the will do do so. It’s not rocket science. Make deals with wholesalers and distributors and give incentives to lower prices. So much talk, so much chatter. It will take the will. to do it to get it done not all the fluffy stuff you here. If a man has plenty money, he has no motivation to make changes. The Island is small the controllers are few…JUST DO IT!
Now he wants to tackle the cost of living. Where was our prime minister all this time? Obviously, he doesn’t shop at the same supermarket we shop at. Maybe he shops every other month. And don’t mention, the consumer affairs, they r incompetent just like the govt.
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