Tag: electricity


Suriname In Uproar Over High Fuel Prices

Hundreds of demonstrators stormed Suriname’s parliament, broke windows, and looted nearby businesses to protest high fuel and electricity prices. Protesters in the capital, Paramaribo, overwhelmed police who had fired tear gas to try to control the crowd. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries in the melee. The protesters demanded the resignation of President Chandrikapersad Santokhi, who recently […]


Jamaica — 2.3 Percent Inflation In September

According to JIS News, the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) reports that the inflation rate for September 2021 was 2.3 percent. Director-General, Carol Coy, said that the out-turn was largely due to a 3.0 percent increase in food and non-alcoholic beverages, the heaviest weighted division in the consumer price index (CPI). “This is the largest increase recorded for this division […]