Antigua and Barbuda announces cut in regional airport taxes by 50 percent from June 28

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne has made good on his promise to lead from the front on the issue of reduction in high airport taxes.

Yesterday he announced that from June 28 taxes on airline tickets for travel within CARICOM will be reduced by 50 percent.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Wow. This pandemic is really showing how caring a government we have. People let’s be thankful.

    • Really? Gaston Browne wants to start his new airline. So he needs to make revenue now, so that airline can be sustainable. The previous system of taxes benefited the government.

  2. Yes we should be thankful but this should have been done a long time ago. The governments should have realize that by lowering the taxes, volume would increase and they will end up making money.

    Classic case, when mobile plans were so expensive, only bug professionals could afford them, now even kids have their mobile.

    It would have also encourage more trade between the islands. People cant even travel freely now, such a pity. Anyways, thanks for the effort.

  3. Too little too late. Liat is dead and is being kept on life support by the ego of the mustache man. The other islands will never get back in bed with a money draining institution like Liat, and what makes it worse is the disrespectful way in which GB has dealt with other leaders in Caricom who he wants to be on board with a possible revitalization of Liat. It won’t ever happen. It’s time to stop wasting tax payers’ money on this venture.

  4. They are force to drop the prices because less people travelling on liat, that’s the only way to encourage more activity.

    During the plandemic if travellers decided not to come did the borders closed on itself or the government close the borders to protect livelihoods because they care?

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