Is Govt. blind to the suffering of the populace?
Recently there was on TV a poultry rearer showing off the extent of his poultry business and stating how lucky he was and expressing the view that he proposed expanding his business.
Mr. Editor, my congratulation goes out to the goodly gentleman but my concern is for the consumer like myself.
Everywhere I turn I can see trays and trays of eggs exposed for sale and yet the price of a single egg averages $25.00 to $30.00 dollars, not cents, each. More disturbing, the price of chicken is now $340.00 per pound when imported chicken can be had from Trinidad in large quantities and at a far cheaper price than that which obtains here now.
As if to add insult to injury, Mr. Editor, there is the report recently of a farmer dumping dozens of dead and live chicken, no doubt to prevent a glut and a resulting drop in the price of chicken.
My question is this: is government assisting the local producer in reaping a harvest at the expense of the consumer? Is the government blind to the suffering of the populace?
Randolph Joseph Eleazar