Addressing The Cost Of Living And Rising Food Prices Remains Priorities For The Government Of St.Kitts and Nevis

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to monitor the cost of living and rising food prices and is actively seeking additional solutions to these concerns.

Prime Minister Dr. Drew told the listening and viewing public that the Government has introduced a number of relief measures and has since formed a Cost of Living Taskforce that will continue to monitor the situation.

He said, “We met also with the traders such as RAMS, O.D. Brisbane etcetera to have a discussion on the cost of food and what was relayed to us is that it is not just about the food itself but the brands, as certain brands cost more. I spoke with the Director of RAMS…and he sent me a list of the cost of branded stuff compared to those that are not branded and there is a significant difference, so people do have some level of choice. Nonetheless, one has to acknowledge that there has been an increase in food prices as a result of the pandemic, supply chains, transportation costs because of fuel and so forth and that has affected all countries in the world and that has affected St. Kitts and Nevis as well.”

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew, addressed the issues of the cost of living and rising food prices during an appearance on Freedom FM’s Issues programme today, Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

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