February 01, 2008
New Junior Minister with responsibility for Trade, Industry and Consumer Affairs Minister in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Dwight Cozier, reiterated the NIA’s commitment to a reduction in the cost of living on Nevis and the implementation of a system of checks and balances to ensure that consumers were the ultimate beneficiaries.
Mr. Cozier, who was reassigned from the Premier’s Ministry on January 10, 2008, to head the Ministry of Trade Industry Consumer Affairs Import and Export Control, made the comment during an interview with the Department of Information on January 31, 2008.
“Our [NIA] idea of reducing the cost of living ought not to end up profiting persons or profiting persons who are in the market as middle people between the government and the consumer. We will ensure by virtue of the Price Control Unit which will be supervised by the Consumer Affairs Department that we have controls. We will ensure that prices are controlled, so as to ensure that “¦the prices get passed on, in the end, to the consumer.
“That is the whole idea of making the country a country that is more beneficial for the people and we [NIA] are very serious about the idea of reducing prices on the island of Nevis,” he said.