Thursday, January 08, 2009

Economic rape

Jagdeo on the Berbice toll: When asked if the government was considering reducing the bridge tolls, after some commuters complained that current prices are too high, the President said that as far as he was aware, most commuters had no problems paying the rates.

He said that especially for private cars and minibus operators crossing the river using the bridge, the one-time toll of $2,200 toll was cheap. He said that minibus operators would especially benefit from this. The President pointed out that if a minibus had to use the ferry, it would be charged $800 for each leg of the trip in addition to charges that the operator would have to pay on the number of passengers in the bus.

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