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Member of Parliament for Western St. James, Clive Mullings yesterday (October 11), tabled a Resolution in the House of Representatives proposing that a joint select committee be appointed to examine the issue of petroleum pricing and alternative sources of energy.
The resolution, which will be moved at the next sitting of the House, states:
“Whereas the country faces an energy crisis and petroleum prices have risen to unprecedented levels; “And whereas these high petroleum prices have a debilitating effect on the economy and the Jamaican consumer, and militate against the mandate of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica to pass the least costs to the consumer;
“And whereas the pricing mechanism of petroleum products is in need of review to see if the least costs are in fact being passed to the Jamaican consumer, as it is imperative that the pricing mechanism reflects actual inputs and not historical patterns or indirect taxation;
“And whereas there is need for an emergency policy to plan for and implement a programme of development for alternative sources of energy;
“Be it resolved that this Honourable House appoint a Joint Select Committee to examine the issue of petroleum pricing and alternative sources of energy”