Foreign News: Terrific Tax

Bermuda hotelkeepers think they have a rightful monopoly of Bermudian hotel-keeping. But Cunard and other cruise ships now tie up in Hamilton Harbor for a day or more as "floating hotels" before cruising back to Manhattan. Last week Bermuda's irate landed hotelkeepers carried their grievance before Bermudas little parliament, the Assembly.

They asked that floating hotels be taxed £2,500 ($12,500) for the first day in Bermudian waters, £2,000 ($10,000) for each succeeding day. This terrific tax they frankly called "prohibitive." After hot debate it was approved 16 to 15, went to the Governor,...

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