Inflation creates hardships in life of people, Kamla Persad bashes PNM government 

The opposition leader stated that citizens should be prepared for increases in goods and services across the boards, from food to transport and said that the increase is a direct result of the closure of the Petrotrin refinery

Inflation creates hardships in life of people, Kamla Persad bashes PNM government 
Inflation creates hardships in life of people, Kamla Persad bashes PNM government 

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: Leader of Opposition and Former Prime Minister of the Caribbean country- Kamla Persad Bissessar, continued to slam the Rowley-led administration and claimed that citizens would be punished.  

She said that the life of the people of Trinidad and Tobago under the People’s National Movement (PNM) government would become harder with the latest hike in fuel prices. 

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The opposition leader stated that citizens should be prepared for increases in goods and services across the boards, from food to transport and said that the increase is a direct result of the closure of the Petrotrin refinery. 

While speaking about the hike in prices of fuel, Kamla-Persad Bissessar noted that the increase in kerosene prices is a major issue.

“Many diesel transport operators- for example, maxis, taxis and trucks-were mixing the diesel and kerosene half and a half to keep costs down. Now they will all have no choice but to raise prices. It seems that anything the ordinary man tries to make ends meet, this  Government finds a way to punish,” she said.

She further said that these increases in the cost of gasoline would not impact the PNM, their friends and their financiers,’ she said, adding that the Government falsely claimed everyone must share the burden, but they are living off the fat of the land whilst the people suffer from scraps.

Persad-Bissessar said the price increase is a glaring example of how disconnected the Keith Rowley regime is from the people.

‘If Rowley was on the ground, he would hear the cries of the unemployed, the hungry and the grieving. After facing two years of hardship and suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic, instead of lifting the people from despair, Rowley throws salt in their wounds,’ she said.

She noted this country was once a proud oil-producing land with its own refinery, and all of that was destroyed by the PNM.