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Attack hits Jamaica in the pocketbook

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The economy of Jamaica, a popular tourist destination in the Caribbean, has been reeling since last Tuesday's terror attack disrupted air travel to the country.

Up to 2,000 workers have lost their jobs.

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Flights have been canceled and tourists have canceled reservations, sparking an economic crisis for the island nation, which has a population of 2.6 million.

Air Jamaica has reportedly lost $11 million over the past week, and the government is trying to put in motion a bill to combat the losses suffered by the airline.

The agricultural sector also has been ravaged since canceled flights stopped the flow of goods and services into the country. Jamaica's export industry has been affected, too.

Also, there is talk of an increase in gas prices.






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