KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves has said he is opposed to a proposal for an additional fee of five dollars on airline tickets.
The aim is to raise US$56 million for a regional security agency and to fund a tourism promotion drive by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO).
BBC Caribbean reported that several other countries are also against the idea.
But citing the current cost to his nationals of travelling via regional hub such as Barbados, Gonsalves suggested a one dollar levy as an alternative to help raise funds for international airports in his country and Dominica.
However, he acknowledges that his idea might not find favour with some governments.