PM says Antigua will be the first to announce major cut in airline taxes


Prime Minister Gaston Browne says Antigua and Barbuda will lead from the front in the reduction of airline taxes for regional travel by as much as 50 per cent.

Browne who is the incoming Chairman of CARICOM says he will push his colleagues to do the same but he won’t wait on them.


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  1. Good move mr PM but you need to fix LIAT. The lazy foreign Administrator you have installed does nothing for liat. Four months now staff have not been paid. Staff has tonuse their own monies to pay for the basisc stuff just to keep the airline going.

    It is a total mess. Maybe you are not being informed. This is so critical you need to create channels of communications directly with the staff in order to know of the madness taking place at LIAT.

    All the qualified persosns have left or leaving. There is a mad DFO running around on orders of the Administrator screwing up everything. Your HR person is lost. She just comes ro work to secure whatever salary may be paid.

    DME can’t be border once the planes fly. The Trini flight attendant at war with everybody because she desperately wants to get back in exec although not qualified.

    She spends 4 out of 5 days working at a medical clinic while liat suffers and burns.

    The time is now Mr PM. Fix the error at LIAT or we will loose our precious airline.

    • Mia and Ralph already saw the solution is to let it die. There’s no fixing the wrongs at liat. Gaston has more important things to fix like running water and making antigua a real country.

  2. The price for building materials has skyrocketed. Mr. P.M please look into this. It’s hard to get a mortgage loan now especially when you are at a certain age.

  3. I know Liat has lost the most important thing those loyal paying customers that still waiting on repayment of millions of dollars that browne or his administrator bluntly refused to mention in any of those articles or on his radio program i for one wouldn’t be flying with Liat anytime soon until I’m repaid my MONEY.

  4. There is no unity among Caribbean countries. Everyone is looking out for me, me, and me and it’s the customers and employees who suffer. When the cost of an Airline ticket from ANU to SKB is most times over $1,000.00 for a 20 flight, you might as well swim there.

    Why are we even paying taxes for a country that we are only in transit for and sitting on the ramp waiting for them to offload and load passengers.

    We have been crying for too long about the taxes but each country looked at it from a me standpoint and not what’s good for the airline, passengers and staff.

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