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T&T chided on CAL subsidy

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI), Lisa Gale (left), making a point to CARICOM chairman and St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony (second from right) and BCCI president Lalu Vaswani (right), while Anthony’s administrative attaché George Calixte Jr. looks on.

By RICKY JORDAN | Thu, November 01, 2012 - 12:08 AM

CARICOM CHAIRMAN Dr Kenny Anthony has blasted Trinidad and Tobago for ignoring the burning concerns of its trading partners, especially in relation to air travel.

Speaking at the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s monthly luncheon at Hilton Barbados yesterday, he said it could not be justifiable that the twin-island’s airline, Caribbean Airlines, was subsidized by cheaper fuel while competing with cash-strapped LIAT on intraregional routes.

“We must look past origin and ownership to the necessary rationalization of the regional air transport network. This can only be for the greater good, lest while we fiddle, home burns. The Caribbean is currently suffering from an abundance of tourism products and exorbitant air travel costs . . .  Can Caribbean governments get together and at least find a mechanism to reduce the taxes that make air travel so expensive for our people?” he asked.

Anthony said while components of those costs were market-driven, there were deficiencies in the system that were literally keeping the region’s people apart and making Caribbean destinations more expensive to reach than major North American cities.

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Posted by Tony Waterman 1 year, 11 months ago
Mon, October 08, 2012
Posted by Olutoye WALROND

It was made quite clear that "Quote:The point I made earlier is that the C.C.J has jurisdiction to hear matter of first instance, but only matters pertaining to the treaty of Charaguaramas. All CARICOM states signed onto to that.

Forward to N/News 11/01/2012
""CARICOM CHAIRMAN Dr Kenny Anthony has blasted Trinidad and Tobago for ignoring the burning concerns of its trading partners, especially in relation to air travel.""

""Speaking at the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s monthly luncheon at Hilton Barbados yesterday, he said it could not be justifiable that the twin-island’s airline, Caribbean Airlines, was subsidized by cheaper fuel while competing with cash-strapped LIAT on intraregional routes.""

When i spoke of this during the Troubles with Redjet and in relation to Liat, some people were suggesting that i did not know what i was talking about.
According to the revised treaty of Chaguaramas, these SUBSIDIES are illegal and give a HUGELY uneven edge to CAL

SEE:-PART THREE
SUBSIDIES
ARTICLE 96
Determination of a Subsidy

ARTICLE 97
Types of Subsidies

ARTICLE 98
Entitlement to Take Action
Against Subsidised Products

Jamaica is also GUILTY of Contravening the TREATY by adding an EXCISE TAX to PHD Milk Products to make them too expensive to be sold in that Country.

T&T is asking for Special Labelling of PHD Milk Products, while Nestle is selling their Product with the type of LABELLING that they say make ours ineligible for their Market

Perhaps I should have been CHIDING our Government for being too CHICKEN HEARTED in Dealing with these Issues.
These are in my HUMBLE OPINION.

MATTERS OF FIRST INSTANCE ALSO

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Posted by Hard Ball 1 year, 11 months ago
Until we Barbadians stop buying TnT products and buy local, TnT would never play fair with us.
TnT products here is like China products in the US, everything you look at is made in China.
Barbados is probably the biggest trading partner for TnT, yet they treat us like second class citizens.
When BWIA (Better Walk If Able) stop their direct flights to Barbados, it was a major blow to our tourism industry. Most people like direct flights, connecting flights are nightmares.
STAND UP MY PEOPLE

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