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dc.contributor.authorInter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisoren_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-05T22:02:44Z
dc.date.available2012-03-05T22:02:44Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-18
dc.identifier.citationInter-American Dialogue s Latin American Energy Advisor, April 18-22, 2011; pp. 1, 5.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/19584
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2011, Inter-American Dialogue, used with permission from the publishersen_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.publisherInter-American Dialogueen_US
dc.subjectLatin Americaen_US
dc.subjectCaribbeanen_US
dc.subjectJamaicaen_US
dc.subjectTrinidad and Tobagoen_US
dc.subjectGuyanaen_US
dc.subjectBruce Goldingen_US
dc.subjectEnergyen_US
dc.subjectPolicyen_US
dc.subjectConsumptionen_US
dc.subjectOilen_US
dc.subjectRenewableen_US
dc.titleHow Will Rising Fuel Costs Affect the Caribbean?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.thedialogue.orgen_US


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