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Prime Minister Perry Christie flanked by Michael Halkitis, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, left, and Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing, during their walkabout to view damage in the southern parts of the island on Monday. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune staff

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Prime Minister backs away from hurricane tax plan

DESPITE Prime Minister Perry Christie’s previous suggestion that the government may need to “tax some item” to accumulate funds for the country’s Hurricane Matthew recovery and repair, he yesterday back-pedalled from this position insisting that the current tax system is sufficient to raise the money needed for the efforts.


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