Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says his government has no control over the fluctuating price of gas in Dominica.
His comment comes on the heels of pronouncements from the Ministry of Trade that there is going to be another increase in fuel prices on the island.
Prime Minister Skerrit told a cabinet town hall meeting in Point Michel last night that Dominica is not alone.
He says several other Caribbean islands are facing the same issue.
“They will tell you that government is making plenty tax on the gas but some of the gas prices in the Caribbean are higher than Dominica. In Antigua the gas is EC$13.99 but the government there is subsidizing it. In Anguilla its EC $17.76, in Dominica EC$15.44, in Grenada it is $15.12, Montserrat EC$17.19, St Kitts EC$17.20, St Lucia $15.38, St Vincent EC$14.50 and Barbados EC$16.20 and they want you to think is Dominica alone,” he said.
Meantime the Prime Minister says government is still seeking additional ways to reduce the strain on the population.