T&T Opposition calls Caribbean Airlines subsidy cut announcement deceptive
The Parliamentary Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago has described the government’s decision to discontinue millions of dollars in subsidy to Caribbean Airlines (CAL), as a hoax.
On Monday, Finance Minister Larry Howai announced that the subsidy, which was estimated at US$40 million last year, would end on October 1 this year.
However, Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley yesterday described the announcement as yet another act unnecessary deception by Mr Howai.
Dr Rowley questioned why the Kamla Persad-Bissessar administration did not tell the country that huge sums of taxpayers’ dollars would still be provided to CAL, but will not be called fuel subsidy.
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