CAPI says no to new tax on fuel

Published: Monday | December 30, 2013 Comments 0
Dennis Meadows - Contributed
Dennis Meadows - Contributed
Warren Clarke
Warren Clarke

The pressure group Citizens Action for Principles and Integrity (CAPI) is warning the Government that it is prepared to frown on and stridently oppose further tax on fuel.

"This will have an inescapable debilitating effect on the Jamaican people, particularly public-sector workers who are asked to band their bellies and the already marginalised poor who are incapable of absorbing anymore," argued Dennis Meadows, co-convenor of CAPI.

According to Meadows, the country is being told that there's a significant shortfall in projected revenue earnings and that the Government is mulling the possibility of a furthertaxation on fuel but this should not be considered.

Cops vows to catch killers of woman and baby

Assistant Comissioner of Police in charge of the Area One, Warren Clarke, has condemned the slaying of 20-year-old Melessha Evans and her four-month-old son in St James last Saturday morning .

Clarke has ordered a top-level probe into the murders.

The bodies of Evans and her son, Jeliana, were found on the Irwin main road about 11a.m. Saturday.

Evans' throat was reportedly slashed and her head partially severed, while her son's body was found floating in a sewage treatment tank in the area.

Her spouse and the presumed father of the infant has since been arrested and is being questioned.

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