Prime Minister bombarded with questions on the government’s refusal to rethink tariff increases
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds was today bombarded with questions on the government’s refusal to rethink the tariff increases now facing residents of Linden, but the prime minister is sticking to his position. He believes that Linden should be brought onto the national grid and is behind the motion which came into effect from July 1st.
The Prime Minister said too that he believes it is unfair for the rest of the nation to support Linden.
Hinds was speaking to political and social activists who were protesting outside of his White’s lane office in Kingston. And he was asked about his position on consultation with the opposition and the people of linden
And In a back and forth with the Regional Chairman of Linden, via the telephone, The Prime Minister said he will talk to the residents in Linden, to solve the matter, if security is provided for him. The PM is usually surrounded by several security persons whenever he attends official functions
Lindeners have already voiced their grievances in the form of protest action and over the coming days they intend to intensify those actions. In Georgetown the activists who were lending support to the mining town residents believe that Linden is being victimized for not supporting the ruling party at the last elections.
Residents of the mining town for years have complained about the high level of unemployment and the apparent neglect of the government to create economic development for the community.