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Tuesday, 30 November 2010 12:38

New Baggage Rules for Air Jamaica

As of tomorrow Wednesday December 1st 2010, passengers travelling on Air Jamaica will only be allowed 16lb (7kg) in hand luggage, while executive business-class travellers will see a reduction from three to two pieces.

Although executive business-class passengers will now only be allowed to check two pieces of luggage, the weight has been moved from 50lb to 70lb each.

The airline made the announcement on its website, but many passengers and even some travel agents are not yet aware of the changes.

In a quick move, Air Jamaica's competitor, American Airlines, has increased its checked-luggage allowance from two to three, capitalising on the change made by the island's national carrier. American Airlines also does not charge for checked luggage, in comparison to other carriers that fly into Jamaica's airports.

Fellow Barbadians, I am pleased to be able to greet you on this the occasion of our 44th Anniversary of Independence.

Forty-four years ago, the Democratic Labour Party in government decided to take Barbados into independence within the Commonwealth of Nations. Barbados had, by the year 1966, been a colony of Britain for 339 years.

Not everyone in Barbados at that time thought it wise to seek independence. Some there were, who thought that Barbados was too small and too poor to survive as an independent nation; others thought that nationhood would turn out to be too expensive an undertaking and should be avoided; still others thought that with nationhood would come those threats to the functioning of our democratic institutions of which we should steer clear at all costs.

We celebrate today the completion of 44 years of independence and have confounded the prophets of doom, by the great leaps forward which Barbados has been able to make in the economic, social and political spheres.

In the economic sphere, we have been able, quietly and without disruption, to transform Barbados from being an island with a one crop agricultural economy to a nation with a modern and more diversified economy, in which tourism, manufacturing and international business now play a more prominent part.

In the social sphere, we have been able to use the instrument of increased and broadened access to education to release the creative energies and potential of our people, in ways that continue to claim the respect and admiration of people across our region and in the wider world.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 11:34


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A deal worth US$200 million for State carrier Caribbean Airlines to buy nine new aircraft is going ahead as planned, the European company manufacturing the planes said yesterday.

Dismissed Caribbean Airlines chief executive Capt Ian Brunton completed negotiations for the plane sale, which received Cabinet approval in September, between the local airline and the ATR company based in southern France.

Persons working in health care in Barbados are being called upon to do better to prevent and manage the prevalence of diabetes.

This call has come from Health Minister Donville Innis, who says that health officials are continuing to come to terms with the number of diabetic cases in Barbados which he says stands at approximately 16,000.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 11:15


Chief Immigration Officer, Erine Griffith, says with effect Wednesday December 1st there will be an increase in all fees at the Immigration Department.

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