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Airline One-checked bag is crippling the Caribbean economy

Says Vernon “Auk” Jeffers

A former Montserrat Education, Health and Community Services Minister, Vernon ‘Auk’ Jeffers, who resides in the UK where he continues to pursue politics writes:

This “50 lbs one-checked bag policy” of the Airlines is crippling the economy of the Caribbean Islands.

Due to baggage space and weight constraints visitors to the Caribbean Islands can no longer buy our souvenirs, small manufactured goods or cheap alcoholic beverages; Caribbean nationals returning home can no longer bring back a gift for family members and most of our huskers are on the verge of going out-of-business.

The question is where are our political leaders? It is not high time for our Caribbean politicians to demand from the major airlines a better understanding of our economic situation. At least, if our political leaders worth the money we are paying them, they should be able to negotiate a “two checked bag policy” on all air carriers to & from the Caribbean.

In making this demand what do they have to lose? Is the foregoing worthy of consideration? What do you think?

 

One checked bag is crippling the Caribbean economy

Says Vernon “Auk” Jeffers

A former Montserrat Education, Health and Community Services Minister, Vernon ‘Auk’ Jeffers, who resides in the UK where he continues to pursue politics writes:

This “50 lbs one checked bag policy” of the Airlines is crippling the economy of the Caribbean Islands.

Due to baggage space and weight constraints visitors to the Caribbean Islands can no longer buy our souvenirs, small manufactured goods or cheap alcoholic beverages; Caribbean nationals returning home can no longer bring back a gift for family members and most of our huskers are on the verge of going out-of-business. 

The question is where are our political leaders? It is not high time for our Caribbean politicians to demand from the major airlines a better understanding of our economic situation. At least, if our political leaders worth the money we are paying them, they should be able to negotiate a “two checked bag policy” on all air carriers to & from the Caribbean. 

In making this demand what do they have to lose? Is the foregoing worthy of consideration? What do you think?

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Says Vernon “Auk” Jeffers

A former Montserrat Education, Health and Community Services Minister, Vernon ‘Auk’ Jeffers, who resides in the UK where he continues to pursue politics writes:

This “50 lbs one-checked bag policy” of the Airlines is crippling the economy of the Caribbean Islands.

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Due to baggage space and weight constraints visitors to the Caribbean Islands can no longer buy our souvenirs, small manufactured goods or cheap alcoholic beverages; Caribbean nationals returning home can no longer bring back a gift for family members and most of our huskers are on the verge of going out-of-business.

The question is where are our political leaders? It is not high time for our Caribbean politicians to demand from the major airlines a better understanding of our economic situation. At least, if our political leaders worth the money we are paying them, they should be able to negotiate a “two checked bag policy” on all air carriers to & from the Caribbean.

In making this demand what do they have to lose? Is the foregoing worthy of consideration? What do you think?

 

One checked bag is crippling the Caribbean economy

Says Vernon “Auk” Jeffers

A former Montserrat Education, Health and Community Services Minister, Vernon ‘Auk’ Jeffers, who resides in the UK where he continues to pursue politics writes:

This “50 lbs one checked bag policy” of the Airlines is crippling the economy of the Caribbean Islands.

Due to baggage space and weight constraints visitors to the Caribbean Islands can no longer buy our souvenirs, small manufactured goods or cheap alcoholic beverages; Caribbean nationals returning home can no longer bring back a gift for family members and most of our huskers are on the verge of going out-of-business. 

The question is where are our political leaders? It is not high time for our Caribbean politicians to demand from the major airlines a better understanding of our economic situation. At least, if our political leaders worth the money we are paying them, they should be able to negotiate a “two checked bag policy” on all air carriers to & from the Caribbean. 

In making this demand what do they have to lose? Is the foregoing worthy of consideration? What do you think?