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The New Caledonian authorities denounces “intolerable” inflation in companies

Many companies have taken benefit of the safety disaster shaking New Caledonia to use extreme costs, together with on regulated merchandise, a apply “unacceptable and intolerable”denounced Thursday the native authorities, which intends to impose “control measures”.

“Faced with the current situation, it has been noted that certain traders are taking advantage of the circumstances to exaggerately increase the prices of their products, some of which are regulated, making this practice completely illegal”wrote the collegial authorities in a press launch.

“This practice is all the more unacceptable and intolerable” that “solidarity and collective responsibility must take precedence”he added, whereas fears of shortages of meals and drugs run by the archipelago, shaken for greater than per week by an outbreak of violence.

Emmanuel Macron declared on Thursday upon his arrival in New Caledonia that one of many priorities of his lightning go to was to realize “return to normal care, provisioning, feeding”.

“I know that many populations today are suffering from a situation of great crisis. Either some of our compatriots are sick, or others are having great difficulty eating today.”he stated on the tarmac of Nouméa worldwide airport.

In order to “to protect consumers against all forms of abuse, the government will put in place strict price control measures”, for its half, wrote the New Caledonian authorities, with out giving particulars or a timetable. He stated to himself “determined to protect purchasing power” of Caledonians and reminded merchants “the importance of practicing controlled, fair and reasonable prices”.