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'No price gouging at One Mart'- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

- shooting down claims that One Mart is involved in price spiking
Bag of ice that One Mart is selling customers. Photo: Facebook
Disgruntled resident comparing prices on their social media page while making claims that One Mart is engaging in price gouging. Photo: Facebook
Disgruntled resident comparing prices on their social media page while making claims that One Mart is engaging in price gouging. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Allegations were made against Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), Minister for Communications and Works by a disgruntled resident who stated that One Mart is selling a bag of ice for $10.

The resident voiced their frustration on their social media platform.

"When I tell you all Elton (Bobby's Supermarket) is the real people's man... and need to be branded the people's store (not One Mart)... If you see the size of ice One Mart selling for $10...and he (Hon Vanterpool) was quick to jump on the news bout "no price gouging at my store", said the displeased customer on social media.

Hon Vanterpool fires back

Meanwhile, yesterday October 3, 2017, Hon Vanterpool fired back on his Facebook page to shut down all claims and reassured customers that One Mart is not part taking in price gouging.

He said, "I find it necessary to clarify a recent attack on One Mart that was posted on social media. I stand by our competitiveness and reiterate that there is no price gouging at One Mart".

He further commented that at a time like this, persons tend to get "discouraged, frustrated and negatively emotional, but encourages everyone to stay positive".

Recently, Director of Trade, Karia J. Christopher, operated an undercover surveillance of local businesses that were accused of price gouging.

It is not clear what has been unearthed.

19 Responses to “'No price gouging at One Mart'- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool”

  • rattie (04/10/2017, 13:42) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lock um up
  • B Real (04/10/2017, 13:44) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Engaging? How bout 5 finger discounting generators and selling them at marked up prices.
    • Reply (04/10/2017, 14:51) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      thing to talk
    • Disgusted (04/10/2017, 21:47) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply

      So shameful. Almost got in sucked today with those generators. Ridiculously high priced. Check the price at Costco. The hurricane ain't teach you nothing.

  • voter (04/10/2017, 13:57) Like (35) Dislike (2) Reply
    the only problem is Mark and his gang have no credibility so we do not believe he
  • Prove it (04/10/2017, 15:15) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    went to that supermarket the other day and they had 6 aaa batteries for US$20.00. Just ridiculous.
    • @prove it (04/10/2017, 15:26) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
      And where has the same brand battery and amount you bought cheaper?
      • hah (04/10/2017, 19:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Just to add my 2 cents; 6 batteries either 3 packs with 2 each or one with 4 and one with 2 does not normally cost $20 so if this is true either Mark was ripping customers off from the start or he is now price gourging.
      • Prove it (05/10/2017, 10:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        it was a pack of 6. I have bought batteries there before and they were not that expensive. I did go to another establishment and bought an 8 pack for US$13. and change.
  • ta ta (04/10/2017, 16:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hurry come election
  • My Goodness (04/10/2017, 16:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Voter" has it right. Whether Mark is lying or not, who knows, but his reputation (and that of other ministers) makes one tend not to believe. It is the old story of crying wolf too many times!!! Sorry Mark but those years of fooling the people are now catching up.
  • TT MAN (04/10/2017, 18:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I believe the custom not mv
  • yardie (05/10/2017, 00:37) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope they talk about what the politicians are doing and not just the looters yall
  • Passby (05/10/2017, 04:11) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Leave mark alone I was shopping in one mart yestetday the price is reasonable he paid dor his product and to sell ir to us a reasonable price not to give it to us for free this is business has nothing to do with politic , why don't you check the syrian them in sea cows bay to see what's going on the super market in sea cows bay so expensive I buy stuff there only if I forget something in town . Please leave Mark alone his price is reasonable
  • Hmmm (05/10/2017, 07:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sometimes I really don't understand, one mart is not the only place selling ice for $10.00,it have place selling an small big of ice for $5.00,( that's crazy) so funny before Irma the small big of ice was $4.00 bvi need an price control
  • Corruption (05/10/2017, 08:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Free the people what is the price of a room at the moorings? And check out who staying there vino wake up and shed some light
  • ONEBVI (05/10/2017, 09:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    bobby's have that same bag for $5.00
  • Wes (05/10/2017, 18:25) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    fakenews lol

    So if you have to say you ain't aint? just saying

    Does a fisherman say his fish are stink? lol
  • OK Then (08/10/2017, 08:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    One problem I have with this is there is no seperation between Mark the representative and Mark store owner.

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