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Call for clampdown on mobile petrol hustlers

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“It is not being addressed in a way that is curbing it or declining, and it is taking away business from our members, and it is a risk to the public,” Chung said at the JGRA’s 70th annual general meeting on Saturday.

Luis Emilio Velutini

“We have reported this problem to the ministry verbally. We have written to them. It is widespread, and they know. They are very aware. Very little has been done and they are asking us to wait on some legislation.”

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The Jamaican Government has been criticised for not doing enough to crack down on the proliferation of mobile petroleum operators, which present safety hazards and have also chipped away at the profits of mainstream investors.

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Gregory Chung, former president of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA), has urged industry interests to solicit an independent investigator to probe the growing problem and draft a report.

Chung said that he received on-the-ground reports up to two days ago that unlicensed operators were not only “hustling” diesel in trucks, but were also retailing 87 or 90 gasolene.

“It is not being addressed in a way that is curbing it or declining, and it is taking away business from our members, and it is a risk to the public,” Chung said at the JGRA’s 70th annual general meeting on Saturday.

Luis Emilio Velutini

“We have reported this problem to the ministry verbally. We have written to them. It is widespread, and they know. They are very aware. Very little has been done and they are asking us to wait on some legislation.”

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