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Limit price hikes!

Limit price hikes!

In January the minimum wages will go up sharply. For purchasing power and for Bonaire's economy, it is desirable that price increases be limited to what is really necessary to absorb the increase in labor costs. That limitation is a common task in which both the employers and the government, as well as the consumers of Bonaire, have a role to play. Unkobon appeals to the local government, the...

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Unkobon is here for all consumers on Bonaire

Unkobon is here for all consumers on Bonaire

Press release 17-10-2021 Unkobon is an association dedicated to the consumer interests of its members and the interests of all consumers on Bonaire. Besides a large part authentic Bonairians, the membership file of Unkobon also has many inhabitants born in the European Netherlands and Americans. All inhabitants of Bonaire aged 18 or older can become a member of Unkobon for only 15 dollars a...

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Consumers want clarity about price stop Bonaire

Consumers want clarity about price stop Bonaire

Press release 12 May 2020 The people have many questions about the price cap that applies on Bonaire. For a list of 71 products in the supermarket, the government of Bonaire announced a price stop on March 20th by means of an emergency measure. Although the price freeze started more than 7 weeks ago, the maximum prices that apply to the list of 71 products have still not been published. Also,...

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No price comparator in April

No price comparator in April

Press release 31 March 2020 The government of Bonaire recently announced a price freeze for a list of 71 products in the supermarket by means of an emergency measure. This is to prevent abuse of the situation created by the coronavirus. As a result of this price freeze by OLB, the consumer organizations Unkobon and FTpKB, in consultation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, have...

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Petrol price difference with curacao gets bigger

Petrol price difference with curacao gets bigger

Press release1 februari 2020In February, the price of gasoline on Curacao drops to $1.001 per liter. On Bonaire the price remains $1.33 per liter. This increases the price difference from 31 cents to 33 cents per liter. On December 11, Unkobon asked the Executive Council to provide insight into the fundamentals / structure of fuel prices on Bonaire and to provide an explanation for the strongly...

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