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The PNP organizes a march to the Ministry of Finance over the fuel tax | News

People’s National Party (PNP) Chairman Mark Golding today delivered a draft Ministerial Order to the Ministry of Finance calling for a cap on the special ad valorem consumption tax (SCT) on fuel.

Golding wants the limit set at US$67.50 a barrel.

The document was received by the Finance Secretary of the Department of Finance, Darlene Morrison.

Golding was supported by other party officials and party supporters.

Golding argued that the PNP called on the government to put in place measures to stop the cost of fuel in Jamaica.

In his budget presentation earlier in March, Golding outlined an approach that would see a gas tax cut and an easing burden on motorists.

He expressed concern that the government has not taken action to implement the measure as gasoline prices are rising every week.

That is why he drafted the Ministerial Order under the Provisional Tax Collection Act calling for the imposition of the cap.

– Andre Williams

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