‘Put gas price back to $12.50 per gallon or face other actions,’ Watts and irate citizens demand ahead of people’s picket

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The Prime Minister is being given an ultimatum:  Revert to the $12.50 per gallon retail price of gas or face other actions.

This call, made by Algernon “Serpent” Watts, the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. George, is being echoed across various business sectors and among disgruntled residents, as plans for a people’s picket next Tuesday gather steam.

One radio-station caller says it is time the people turn the tables on Finance Minister Gaston Browne and, for a change, demand that he do their bidding by this Saturday … or else.

Watts continues to describe the hike in fuel prices as a burden on the backs of poor people.

And since the cost of oil has already dropped to under US$100 per barrel on the international market, the local increases prove the Browne Administration acted hastily, he says.

Meanwhile, Watts says he is still baffled by the pricing mechanism used to arrive at the over-$3 increase on gas and diesel prices.  The increase amounts to over 25 percent and the Government has not given an explanation on how this figure was obtained.

With reference to the discount that public-transport operators and fishermen are to receive, Watts says they should not be rejoicing, since they will still pay for the increase in other ways.

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  1. The CEO of WIOC told us that we had enough gas in storage to last 6 months.

    Then he got a cuff from Gaston and he had to change his story.

    Then the price went up to $ 15.70

    Why?

    Gaston, how wicked! How cruel! How insensitive!

    But we are not surprised because YOU, GASTON DON’T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE

    • Preach anna, but you forgot to mention that he just loves the Caucasian tourist Dollar 💵 better …

    • The CEO of wioc on 18/3/2022 corrected the INCORRECT REPORTS attributed to him claiming that he said “6 months”

      You need to expand your mind and get out the narrow CURSEader radio program hosted by the CONVICTED PEDOPHILE MAGIC HUGHES

  2. Last time I check Antigua does not have any oil fields. The world market set the price for oil. The price of wheat has increased by 40%, it just matter of time before the cost of flour goes up too. Remember that we are still dealing with the effects of the pandemic.

    • THIS IS FOR WADAD1
      IF WE FOLLOW YOUR LOGIC THEN WHEN THE OIL PRICE ON THE WORLD MARKET WAS LOW, THEN THE PRICE AT THE PUMP IN ANTIGUA SHOULD HAVE BEEN LOW!

      BUT IT WAS NOT.
      GASTON KEPT IT ARTIFICIALLY HIGH.

      YOU SEE, GASTON BROWNE DON’T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE.

  3. …thanks to the Slinger Francisco, the Mighty Sparrow! Your lyrics fit both #daSerpent and #daTop-Dawg..:

    …two little children playing!
    …both, of them learning to swim!
    …he(Serpent) bend down to dig up dirt!
    …then he(Top-Dawg), begin to fling his dirt!
    …Obstinate shout, “Serpee U playing in one hole🕳🏒, but the Top-Dawg, he’s playing in two🕳🕳🏒🏑
    …No! No! No! Know this, the People yell.
    …they can both take their, S.H.I.T., and go to hell.
    …‘cause, as far as they can tell,
    …these two, are behaving like #Dutty-Foot Skettells.
    …who, ain’t got nothing better to do!
    …than, to fuss and fight
    …morning, noon and night
    …like lovers do, before they make up
    …and, take off their make up.
    …then, lay in bed whispering #do #do #Darling
    …I love you too! I, really love you!

  4. Anyone who follows anyone who always behave idiotic are ignorant themselves. Look at we come to… This fool must be the worst person in Dadli history to run fu public office. Is like the blind leading the blinds across a highway without any stop signs and the speed limit is 100mph.

    • You, Colombo and your idol would’ve been better persons if you were taking your medication as prescribed.

    • No one fears the wannabe Agriculture Minister who FARMing FOOL instead of producing food.

      A little cry baby who can’t take the heat and nothing even starts yet.

      • IN THE MEANTIME FARMER BROWNE CHOKING THE FARMERS BY COMPETING WITH THESE FARMERS.

        I AM NOT SURPRISED BECAUSE GASTON BROWNE DON’T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE

  5. The lips of the wise spread knowledge not so the hearts of fools. Spouting ignorance and nonsense shows that you the later. Anyone who says that are followers of idiotic behavior, child molester. Con artist and woman killer have no integrity and honesty. Never voted in Wadadli before but because of you all hypocrites and ignorant UPPITES all sane and intelligent people will reject you all. All you guys to cussed others. Never again you all should come close yo governance. You’ll are bunch of hypocrites and duttie Vagabonds. Please ensure that you sign up to the 5 Islands University. There is a degree of ignorance and I will gladly sponsor you and your insanity team. There is old saying empty drums make de most noise. By the way I am waiting on my idol to pay me as you claimed.I don’t need any political jobs or any politicians money.

    • “child molester” is euphemism. The CONVICTED PEDOPHILE, IAN MAGIC HUGHES who is UPP Campaign Manager and UPP Radio host. HE caused so much TRAUMA to his daughters’ 13-year old classmate, that the victime engaged in SELF-HARM and wanted to END HER LIFE!!!!

      https://antiguaobserver.com/magic-jailed-for-sex-crime/

      Where us P.O.W.A to march and demand the removal of the CONVICTED PEDOPHILE from such a public position within the UPP?

      • Oh wow!!! Not defending the act nor the circumstances surrounding it because it was an unthinkable betrayal but he without sin throw the first stone!!! How many such men that are guilty also that are in our public offices today that we know of but we are silent!!! We do nothing!!!

  6. Meanwhile in St Lucia, Pierre, #HFWL “look a like” announced over the weekend gas prices will go up. The Snake and #HFWL should go down and stop that….oops the Snake may just get nab.

  7. By Caribbean News Global contributor

    CASTRIES, St Lucia – Effective March 21, 2022, the price of gasoline and diesel will increase by $1.00 from $13.95 to $14.95 per gallon. The government will continue to subsidize the 20 and 22 lbs, cylinder of cooking gas, prime minister Philip Pierre, minister for finance economic development and the youth economy, announced Sunday evening, adding. “Government has decided to strike a balance between having to subsidize fuel and protecting the consumer from a very steep increase in prices at the pump.”

    The rationale for increases in gasoline and diesel prices to sensible levels are as specified.

    “We believe this to be the best compromise at this time, which leaves the government with excise tax revenue of only 27 cents per gallon on gas and 19 cents per gallon on diesel much less than the $4.00 excise tax budgeted by the former government. In these unfortunate times inflicted on us by circumstances beyond our control, the government remains committed to the prudent management of its finances whilst endeavoring to mitigate the anticipated pressures of increases in imported goods. Consumers are therefore urged to adjust their consumption as much as possible to minimize the burden these prices increase will have on them,” prime minister Pierre continued.

    “During the period June 2021 to present, the excise tax rates on gasoline dropped to an average of $2.26 per gallon and as low as $1.18 per gallon, significantly below the budgeted $4.00. Diesel excise tax rates dipped to an average of $3.96 and more recently to $1.84 per gallon. Subsidies on the 20 pound and 22-pound cylinders of cooking gas (LPG) averaged $13.08 and $14.38 per cylinder respectively, during the same period. As a result, Excise Tax revenue collected on gasoline and diesel minus the subsidy of $9.5million on cooking gas is expected to amount to $24million in the fiscal year 2021/22. This means that approximately $22 million less revenue was collected when compared to the $46million budgeted in the year 2021/2022.”

  8. This serpent has NO MORAL AUTHORITY to tell much less demand anything of anyone. Send someone with clean hands and a pure heart. Send the Hon. Jamal Pringle

  9. HI PETE,
    TELL YOU WHAT: WHEN YOU COMMENT ON WHAT HAPPENED AT ABS. THE COUCH. WE WILL TALK.

    THE MP WAS ACQUITTED BUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE CAR!

    WHO IS THE SENIOR MINISTER WHO PLUCKED HIS WIFE FROM THE SANDBOX OF THE SCHOOL.
    WAS SHE UNDERAGE! DECENT PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW?

    BTW IS MAGIC HUGHES A MEMBER OF THE UPP. IF SO, PLEASE TELL ME MORE ABOUT HIS

  10. @ ANA SALOME

    You pick and choose your topics. Let Us talk about the MURDERER , PEDOPHILES , WHO DO NOT PAY RENT , WHO DO NOT PAY THEIR STAFF , MONEY FROM THE COLLECTION PLATE, WRITINT BOUNCED CHEQUES . THESE ARE THE CANDIDATES UPP ATTRACTED. I KNOW YOU WOULD TOUCH THIS TOPIC. SNEEZY

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