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Trinidad & Tobago: Roget: Too much suffering in TT – keep the fuel subsidy

OILFIELDS Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) president general Ancel Roget is calling on people to “wake up” and stop taking abuse from this Government.

The call came Tuesday during a press conference at which he demanded government “halt any plan to increase fuel costs” by way of scrapping the decades-old fuel subsidy, a move he said will only further burden the population.

Speaking at the union’s Paramount Building headquarters in San Fernando, he accused Energy Minister Stuart Young of spewing “paradoxical bs.”

In the 2020 budget presentation, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced the decision to liberalise the fuel market and remove all subsidies by January 2021, leaving prices at the pump subjected to market forces.

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