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Jamaican air passenger taxes are too high — report

Tourist-Sangsters-Airport-2AIR passenger taxes in Jamaica at the equivalent of US$21 are US$2 below the international average -- but still too high to make the island competitive, according to a just-released Taxes on Flying Study by global accounting network UHY.

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Postal workers want 18.5% more

Postal-protest.-2Postal workers are appealing to Chief Personnel Officer (CPO) Stephanie Lewis to intervene and fast track their request for an “18.5 per cent increase to their basic salary”. They are also appealing to both Lewis and Public Utilities Minister Nizam Baksh to intervene and speed up their negotiations before Parliament is prorogued on June 17.

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Patterson touts Caribbean as excellent investment destination

Patterson-photo-23NEW YORK, United States — Former Jamaican Prime Minister P J Patterson yesterday told a television audience here that Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean present "excellent opportunities for investors seeking to invest in the region.

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Airport fees among the lowest

BB-AirportBRIDGETOWN, Barbados  -   airport taxes and fees are among the lowest in the region. That’s the finding of the new Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) study Making Air Transport Work Better For The Caribbean.

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8,100 in T&T no longer have jobs

TT-JoblessThe number of people with jobs in Trinidad and Tobago has fallen by 8,100.

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