Why does a marriage licence have to cost as much as $6,000?

Dear Editor,

Up to about two weeks ago a marriage licence from the Register General’s office was $0, now it is $6,000. Ok, the cost of living has gone up, but why could the cost of the licence not have been a thousand dollars? Why six thousand dollars, which is more than a week’s pay for some people?

What kind of process does it have to go through to warrant a charge of six thousand dollars?

I really felt the workers’ representatives and the people’s political representatives would have opposed this exorbitant cost, but so far they have all remained silent.

Yours faithfully,
Odessa Persaud