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T&T Opposition calls Caribbean Airlines subsidy cut announcement deceptive

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2013 | 12:43 PM

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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