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Remove taxes aviation experts advise

Remove-taxes-2The removal of all taxes on air travel within the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is among recommendations presented by aviation experts, tourism stakeholders and government representatives from throughout the sub-grouping when they met for talks, Wednesday.


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St Lucia brewing company introduces environmental bottle initiative

antillia ales-2RODNEY BAY, St Lucia - The Antillia Brewing Company Ltd in Saint Lucia has launched its fresh ale "growler" program. The brewery has worked with its North American manufacturer to produce one litre refillable bottles that are lightweight, attractive and refillable. The bottles and bottling equipment will be arriving on island this week and will be available at the brewery and at select accounts across Saint Lucia.


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Bahamas MP defends government decision to withhold fuel leak report

jerome fitzgerald-2NASSAU, Bahamas - Amid a growing firestorm over the Bahamas government’s decision to wait more than a year before releasing a report on a Rubis gasoline spill that occurred more than two years ago, local MP Jerome Fitzgerald said on Monday he understands the “reasons and rationale” behind the decision to withhold the document.


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Curacao and St Maarten learn from Jamaica's experience with immigration kiosks


pica-kiosk.-2KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) - Immigration and airport personnel from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao as well as a member of the St Maarten legislature were in Jamaica recently on a fact-finding mission to observe the island’s use of automated immigration kiosks at its main international airports.

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No investigations into alleged visa irregularities – PM

passport-stamp.2Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit has indicated that there will be no investigation into the issuance of visas to Haitian nationals in Dominica.


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