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Protest gas prices

Published:Friday | March 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

It is widely believed that one of the main reasons Jamaica remains so uncompetitive and unattractive for doing business is the high cost of energy. When oil prices rose to well over US$100 per barrel and gasoline prices and other petroleum products skyrocketed, Jamaican consumers had no choice than to grin and bear it.

Now that the price of oil on the global market has plummeted considerably, the petroleum industry has been raising the price of gasoline again. There's absolutely no excuse or justification for this dilemma - it should be the other way around. What really infuriates me is way the country is accepting this. There should be massive peaceful protests and demonstrations all around the country spearheaded by a coalition of the media, university students and faculty, private sector organisations, the Church, motorists and other influential groups.

Noel Mitchell