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Fast ferry ‘could cut travel cost’

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A fast ferry system could help to reduce the cost of intra-regional travel in the Caribbean, says Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM David Comissiong.

However, he added, governments still have to find a way to reduce some of the taxes and fees imposed on people who fly across the region.

“I think the solution is likely to come in the push to develop a fast ferry system that would transport both passengers and goods within the region, and the thinking is if you have that system, you could use that to complement the regional airlines,” Comissiong told the DAILY NATION.

“And if you put the two together, you could kind of rationalise the routes because some shorter routes would be more feasible for a fast ferry than for an aircraft.”

He was speaking after the celebration to mark CARICOM Day (July 4) was held at the Caribbean Wax Museum in Norman Centre, The City, on Saturday.  (TG)

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