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Reform Of Air Passenger Duty : Response To Consultation

This document summarises the responses to the consultation and sets out the Government’s response.
At Budget 20111, the Government launched a consultation on Air Passenger Duty (APD) to explore the scope for improving the fairness and efficiency of the current system. The consultation...

Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Caribbean Response To The UK Government’s Consultation On Reform Of Air Passenger Duty

Air Passenger Duty (APD) has reduced tourism arrivals into the Caribbean from the UK and has caused a negative impact on visitor expenditure and overall economic growth.
Caribbean Governments, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)...


Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Reform Of Air Passenger Duty : A Consultation

The Government is consulting on proposals for the reform of Air Passenger Duty (APD). The main aim is to simplify APD in a way that improves the efficiency and fairness of the tax.
As the Budget makes clear, the Government’s overriding objective is economic growth. This will require...

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Diskurso Nashonal Promé MInister Sr. Ivar Asjes - Aña 2014

Ku vishon, speransa i konfiansa, Gobièrnu lo sigui traha huntu ku un i tur, pa den pas i trankilidat logra un Kòrsou sólido i stabil.
2013 tabata un aña difísil pa nos tur, konsiderando e retonan grandi ku Kòrsou mester a enfrentá. Retonan ku a eksigí sakrifisio i esfuersonan di hopi...


Publication Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Review Of The Economy 2013 : Sustaining Growth, Securing Prosperity

The recovery of the Trinidad and Tobago economy is expected to be further consolidated with growth of 1.6 percent in 2013, following on an overall growth of 1.2 percent in 2012.
The recovery is expected to gain momentum across a widening range of economic sub-sectors resulting in an...

Publication Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2013
China’s Rising Investment Profile In The Caribbean

Over the past decade, China has become an increasingly important source of investment for developing countries, both in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) and investment financed by loans and grants from China’s state-owned banks.
China’s investment in the Caribbean is still minimal...

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Monday, October 14, 2013
Cuba: U.S. Restrictions On Travel And Remittances

Restrictions on travel to Cuba have been a key and often contentious component in U.S. efforts to isolate Cuba’s communist government since the early 1960s.
Under the George W. Bush Administration, restrictions on travel and on private remittances to Cuba were tightened. In March 2003, the...


Publication Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2013
VBC Newsletter -December 2013

Herstel van het vertrouwen is het centrale thema welke de voorzitter van de VBC bij de traditionele eindejaar lunch van de vereniging heeft aangesneden.
Vertrouwen is nodig om de broodnodige productieve investeringen van de grond te krijgen. Slechts op deze wijze kan duurzame economische...


Publication Date: 
Sunday, December 29, 2013
U.S. Trade Policy And The Caribbean: From Trade Preferences To Free Trade Agreements

For over 40 years, the United States has relied on unilateral trade preferences to promote exportled development in poor countries.
Congressionally authorized trade preferences give market access to selected developing country goods, duty free or at tariffs below normal rates, without...

Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Labouring In The Vineyard

Division of the races was the policy of colonisation. Integration of the races must be the policy of Independence.
Separation and fragmentation were the policy of colonialism and rival colonialisms. Association and integration must be the policy of Independence. -Dr. Eric Williams, August...

Publication Date: 
Saturday, May 5, 2012


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