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Jamaica Gleaner News| A viable Caribbean aviation policy

Jamaica Gleaner NewsIn recent months, the Caribbean aviation sector has once again been in a state of flux: BWIA, Trinidad's state-owned national airline, has been replaced by a slimmed-down variant in the shape of Caribbean Airlines; LIAT, also government owned, has merged with a private sector-owned rival, Caribbean Star; Bahamas Air has returned from private hands to government control; and the future of government-owned Air Jamaica has once again become the subject of speculation.

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