HAVANA TIMES, April 13 — Cuban barbers and hairdressers maybe at the forefront of a new move to allow some small scale private businesses on the island, reports Aljazeera.net on Tuesday.
While official confirmation was not available the report states that “hundreds of state-run barber shops and beauty salons are being turned over to employees in what appears to be the start of an overhaul of state retail services by Raul Castro, the Cuban president.”
“Barbers and hairdressers across the country said they would be able to rent the space where they work and pay taxes instead of receiving a monthly wage,” notes the report. Currently they work for the state.
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