Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Saturday announced a 20 per cent discount on selected grocery items as a gift for Divali, which is being celebrated as a national holiday on Thursday.
She was speaking at a Divali celebration at her constituency office in Penal.
Here is an excerpt from the speech, with details of the gift:
“In celebration of Divali and in keeping with this Government’s goal to make food more affordable to all, the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, will extend to the Hindu and wider community the following products at 20% discount, which will be passed on to consumers.
Consumers should expect to see these discounts in supermarkets and shops over the period Tuesday October 21st through Thursday October 23rd.
The following products will attract these discounts:
o IBIS® brand All Purpose Flour (2KG AND 10KG)
o HIBISCUS® brand All Purpose Flour (2KG AND 10KG)
o LOTUS® brand of All Purpose, Whole Wheat, Bakers and Cake flour (2kg and 10kg)
o FIVE ROSES® brand of All Purpose flour (2kg and 10kg)
o LOTUS® brand Soya Bean Oil (All sizes – 500ml, 900ml, 1.5 L, 3L, 5L and 17.25L)
o LOTUS® brand Rice (ALL SIZES)
o CUISINE® brand All Purpose Flour 2kg
o CLUB SELECT® All Purpose Flour 10kg
May the Goddess Lakshmi generously shower you with beauty, prosperity and peace.
Once again, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, constituents, citizens, and my own family, I wish each and every one of you a Shubh Divali.