Mr. Editor, it seems like the price for everything gone up in SVG.
People talk about how the gas price high but I wonder how many of them realise that food prices like they going up every day. Just the other day I paid a certain sum for a pack of margarine only to go back a weeks or so later to see that if I wanted the same product I now had to pay $1.50 more.
The food retailers – supermarkets, shops – are overdoing it. They are killing us. I understand that there are factors over which we might not have any control, but for Christ sake, these retailers must have a heart. Why can’t they have a conscious and be satisfied with smaller profits.
My shopping list is not shorter simply because I cannot buy some things that I used to and because I cannot risk buying the same quantity I used to. It used to be two tins of corned beef now is one tin, and I’m talking about the small tins.
The calypsonian sang about having to “Eat Bread and Butter”. If that fellow were to visit the supermarkets he would have to think about something else other that butter. The price for butter gone too high for even poor people to buy.
Something has to be done about these prices. The government talks about how they are for the working people and so forth. It is time they put more than mouth into doing something to truly help poor and working people, like easing the burden at the supermarkets and shops.