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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017. 7:47 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The People’s United Party (PUP) is gravely concerned and dismayed by the recent increases in fuel prices that have occurred over the past two weeks in Belize.

According to a release issued a short while ago, these new pump prices with premium gasoline reaching almost twelve dollars per gallon are among the highest in history, even though the cost of crude oil on the world market is hovering around fifty dollars per barrel.

Party Leader of the PUP, John Briceno said, “the People’s United Party will not stand on the sidelines and just watch the government saddle the backs of the Belizean people with these exorbitant fuel prices, of which some forty-three percent is collected by this UDP Government in the form of taxes.”

The PUP ended their statement by, “calling on the government to immediately reduce the taxes on fuel which will help to ease the burden on the Belizean people who are already struggling to make ends meet as a result of a stagnant economy and very high cost of living.”

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