Starfish, the cheapest in town

Starfish3 In 1935, an eight-minute black-and-white cartoon made a few people laugh.

The title: Believe it or Don’t

That should also be the headline for the Virgin Islands Daily News’ report on the May grocery price survey by the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.

The DCLA staff surveyed three stores:  Starfish Market, Dolphin Market and Pine Peace

Now, everybody will tell you Pine Peace is the least expensive grocery store.  Always has been.

Not any more.  The Daily News reported that the cost of the Department's 27-item market basket was the least at Starfish: $81.22.  Dolphin was second, at $84.18, and Pine Peace was third at $84.37.  Places have been reversed.  The cheapest is now the most expensive, and by almost four percent.

(Are those pigs flying over Cruz Bay?)

(Here’s a link for more information about the movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235057/)

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