BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A local banker who was instrumental in raising nearly BDS$50 million through a regional bond issue to ensure LIAT’s survival over a decade ago is advising shareholder governments to withdraw service from Caribbean countries that refuse to pump cash into the struggling airline.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbadian taxpayers can continue to fund LIAT, but St Lucian Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says not a dollar from his country is going into the cash-strapped regional airline.
Moreover, some of his colleagues in CARICOM might not like it, but Chastanet said he wanted to send the current LIAT board of directors packing, replacing them with people more savvy in the industry.
Charging that there was too much political meddling in the regional airline, Chastanet, a consistent critic of LIAT, said in a recent interview it was time shareholder governments took their hands off the carrier and allowed it to operate on a strictly commercial basis.
Staying true to his word when he was in opposition, CARICOM’s newest leader said his position in office would remain the same – there will be no funding of the airline by St Lucian taxpayers. (NATION NEWS) – See more at: http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/83203/funds-liat#sthash.Oo54UWdS.dpuf
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Airline company, AVA Airways again takes another step in the right direction. Chairman of the company, Olivier Arrindell along with other members of Ava Airways team met with AerCap Aircraft leasing and financing company Sr. Director Aircraft Marketing Latin America and Caribbean representatives here on St. Maarten.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Industrial action by staff at Caribbean Airport Services (CAS), on the weekend, caused severe delays and disruptions in the schedule of several flights departing the VC Bird International Airport.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Signs of a fault line between Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados over regional airline LIAT became apparent on Wednesday with Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy accusing the Gaston Browne administration of shedding “crocodile tears” over the financially struggling carrier.
SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - Sweet snacks and balloons emblazoned with the red, white and blue colors of the USA flag, and St. Maarten music playing in the background, highlighted the USA Independence Day celebration for travelers at SXM Airport, on July 4, 2016.
SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten —The Management of PJIAE in coordination with the St. Maarten Government departments of fire services and disaster management hosted its live bi-annual Emergency Exercise on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, starting at 9:30 AM, at the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). The exercise was carried out in the proximity of the threshold 10 on the airport runway.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Passengers traveling on-board an InselAir flight from Curacao to St. Maarten suffered a delay on Tuesday morning, due to technical difficulties believed to have been caused by a bird.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson has launched an inquiry into the unauthorised flights from the Eugene F. Correia Airport last Saturday by a Guyanese pilot and a US pilot.
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