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How Will Rising Fuel Costs Affect the Caribbean?

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dc.contributor.author Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-05T22:02:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-05T22:02:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-18
dc.identifier.citation Inter-American Dialogue s Latin American Energy Advisor, April 18-22, 2011; pp. 1, 5. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/19584
dc.description Copyright © 2011, Inter-American Dialogue, used with permission from the publishers en_US
dc.description.abstract The administration of Jamaican prime minister Bruce Golding on April 11 caved in to pressure ""at the eleventh hour"" and rolled back the rate of the ad valorem tax on fuel, the Jamaica Gleaner reported, in an apparent bid to ward off opposition-led national street protests over fuel prices that party officials worried could turn violent. The opposition PNP party wants a permanent cap on the gas tax, as well as the removal of the general consumption tax on electricity, while the administration has pointed out that the increases in the price of fuel were being driven by the price of oil on the world market rather than taxation, and that the fiscal consequences of removing the tax could be severe. Is the threat of social unrest in the next few months over high fuel prices serious? Where is Jamaica's debate over fuel subsidies and energy taxes headed? How are other countries in the Caribbean coping with the problem? Experts discuss what they think about this topic. en_US
dc.publisher Inter-American Dialogue en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject Caribbean en_US
dc.subject Jamaica en_US
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.subject Guyana en_US
dc.subject Bruce Golding en_US
dc.subject Energy en_US
dc.subject Policy en_US
dc.subject Consumption en_US
dc.subject Oil en_US
dc.subject Renewable en_US
dc.title How Will Rising Fuel Costs Affect the Caribbean? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.thedialogue.org en_US


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