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Prime Minister Bruce Golding was assured by the visiting UK Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Jeremy Browne, that he has made representation for a revision on the application on the Air Passenger Duty (APD)  tax which  is levied on travellers to the Caribbean.

 Prime Minster Golding received Minister Browne at a Courtesy Call at Jamaica House on January 21.

 The APD is considered by CARICOM tourism interests to be unfair, as visitors to Florida and the islands of Hawaii, pay a lower rate.

 Varying APD rates are dictated by the classification of worldwide destinations by the UK government with passengers taking trips to the Caribbean particularly badly hit.