PUP Condemns the Hike in Fuel

September 22, 2017 —The People’s United Party is gravely concerned and dismayed by the recent increases in fuel prices that have occurred over the past two weeks. These new pump prices with premium gasoline reaching almost twelve dollars per gallon in Belize City today are among the highest in history, even though the cost of crude oil on the world market is hovering around fifty dollars per barrel.

Leader of the Opposition, Hon. 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 is 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.