Cut Taxes On Air Travel Tickets To Foster Greater Intra-Regional Travel – Mitchell
Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell who is also the new CARICOM chairman, has called for a cut in taxes on air travel tickets as part of measures he says are needed in the region to help foster greater intra-regional travel and close what he labeled the political distance between CARICOM and its citizens.
Transportation is the lifeblood of our integration process he said indicating that domestic and intra-regional air travel, added to low service competition and high travel costs all culminate in the reality that Caribbean countries connect more easily to destinations outside of the region than to destinations within members states.
He was speaking this week at the opening of the 38th regular meeting of heads of government at the Grenada Trade Centre in St George’s, Grenada. BM