Thomson You try to suggest that only supporters of the gov't get duty-free. Intelligent Dominicans know this is NOT the case.
Once ANY gov't is satisfied that a proposal for new or EXPANSION in business will help NEW JOBS significantly, they will consider and often approve concessions. ALL BIG OPPOSITION BUSINESSES IN DOMINICA HABE RECEIVED DUTY-FREE one time or another. It is malicious for you to describe this as "FLEECING TAXPAYERS". That is palpably DISHONEST on your part, as a so-called "seasoned" economist but a definite anti-gov't one that does NOT help your professional reputation. Maybe that's why you are no longer with the IMF... Parry R. Bellot