Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Controlled Price of Butane

Press Release, Belmopan, January 27,2009. It has come to the attention of the Belize Bureau of Standards, in the Ministry of Economic Development, Commerce, Industry & Consumer Protection that the price of Butane sold by some distributors may exceed the current controlled price. In this regard the General Public is hereby informs that the current prices are as follows:

Belize City - $ 86.00

Belmopan City – $88.00

San Ignacio - $ 88.00

Benque Viejo del Carmen - $ 89.00

Orange Walk - $ 87.00

Corozal - $86.00

Dangriga - $ 90.00

Punta Gorda - $ 91.00

In San Pedro the price of a 100lb cylinder is $107. Consumers are advised to note the current price and to alert the Ministry of infractions at 0-800-283-5587. Where there is failure to comply, consumers are reminded that the receipt is proof of purchase and this is important in seeking redress.

It must also be noted that selling above the controlled price is a serious offence under the Supplies Control act Chapter 293 Section four (4) OF THE Laws of Belize. Any person found in violation faces imprisonment not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or both such imprisonment and such fine.

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