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Fight against APD continues


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Fight against APD continues

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DEPUTY High Commissioner to Britain, Donville Johnson, says all efforts and appeals are being made for an ease of the burdensome Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax.
“It’s an unjust tax,” Johnson said. “It really is a difficult tax, which not only deals with West Indians, but all British [people] coming out, with every tourist that leaves having to pay the tax.
“We have tried many avenues to get it changed because we know it is not going to be abolished, but we have had several discussions at all levels and delivered correspondence making our case,” said Johnson yesterday during at the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) weekly lunchtime lecture at George Street, Belleville.
Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy recently indicated that all travellers from Britain who booked at least a fortnight’s stay would receive a special credit voucher in the monetary equivalent of the controversial APD?which has been blamed mostly for the fall-off in arrivals from Britain. (MK)

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