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Antigua looking at new destinations for LIAT

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says its future plans for the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, is to have it fly as far north as Florida, stopping in places like Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Antigua and Barbuda is seeking to become the largest shareholder government of the airline and […]

From left, Prime Ministers Mia Mottley, St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Ralph Gonsalves and Antigua and Barbuda’s Gaston Browne.

Barbados and Antigua to discuss LIAT shares

Barbados will not be negotiating LIAT’s future direction in the public domain, Prime Minister Mia Mottley has reiterated,  in response to reports out of Antigua and Barbuda that her Government has agreed to sell its shares to St John’s. Speaking on his radio station on Saturday, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said Mottley […]

REGIONAL – Grenada becomes fifth shareholder govt in LIAT

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Grenada has become the latest shareholder government of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, saying that the island stands to benefit from the decision to become a shareholder. “When we look at the figures from the number of passengers that LIAT brings to Grenada, of course the multiplier effect is great,” said […]

TRINIDAD: Antigua and Barbuda prepared to purchase more LIAT shares

CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it is prepared to purchase the shares owned by the Barbados government in the cash-strapped regional airline LIAT, if Bridgetown indicates it is willing to sell them. “My understanding is that the Barbados government may be thinking of ridding themselves of the shares of LIAT. If that […]

Liat’s balancing act

  Chief Executive Officer of the financially struggling airline, LIAT, Julie Reifer-Jones says the airline continues to maintain its full flight schedule even as regional governments continue to work towards a solution to keep it in the air. The operations of the airline, which currently operates 491 flights weekly across 15 destinations, was dealt a […]

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LIAT’s imminent closure?

Source – THE NEW TODAY: Chairman of the LIAT Shareholders Government Group of Countries and Prime Minister of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves has expressed fears that the closure of the regional island hopping carrier, LIAT is imminent as most of the countries which use the carrier services are not responding favourably to […]

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St Vincent hosting ‘prime ministerial meeting’ on LIAT

CMC – Heads of government from Barbados and four other Caribbean countries are expected to attend a meeting on the regional airline, LIAT, to be held in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday. A government statement issued in Antigua said that the Cabinet had discussed the upcoming “Prime Ministerial meeting” regarding funding alternatives “to […]

LIAT announces limited service to hurricane battered countries

LIAT has announced limited operations to several of the hurricane battered countries, including Dominica and the British Virgin islands (BVI). The airline said that it would continue limited operations until October 7 and that while it is unable “to carry commercial passengers to Dominica and St Maarten” it can carry limited passengers into the BVI. […]

Barbadian confirmed as LIAT CEO

The Board of Directors of LIAT has confirmed the appointment of Julie Reifer-Jones as Chief Executive Officer. In announcing her appointment, Chairman of the Board of LIAT,  Jean Holder noted that “Reifer-Jones has served at LIAT in the number two position for some nine years and in that capacity has acted as CEO for extended […]

PM Stuart – LIAT still vital to the region

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has pledged Barbados’ continued commitment to the regional carrier LIAT, describing it as “vital” to the movement of people across the Caribbean. Stuart made this assertion as he spoke to the media recently about concerns being voiced by some CARICOM leaders about the viability of the regional carrier during the just […]

LIAT split

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves Wednesday publicly disagreed with his Grenadian counterpart Dr Keith Mitchell on the way forward for regional carrier LIAT, while calling for more investment on the part of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments in the Antigua-based carrier in which Barbados is the majority shareholder. Speaking at the […]

Court rules on LIAT case

The near six year wait for justice has ended for former LIAT pilot Captain Michael Blackburn. However, Blackburn, the former head of LIAT’s pilots’ union, did not get the level of financial compensation he was hoping for. In its decision handed down this week, the Industrial Court of Antigua and Barbuda ruled that Blackburn significantly […]

Long wait for dismissed LIAT pilot

Nearly six years after his dismissal from the company, a former LIAT pilot says he is sick and tired of waiting for justice. And lawyers for the former President of LIAT’s pilots’ union, Captain Michael Blackburn, have now filed an application in the Antigua High Court complaining about the long wait for the industrial court […]

Deadlock ends

The three-day strike by LIAT pilots has ended. Late Friday, news came of a resolution to their pay dispute with management of the Antigua-based regional carrier that had resulted in numerous flight cancellations and system-wide delays since Wednesday. The three-day deadlock, which left hundreds stranded at the various airports across the region to which LIAT […]

LIAT pilots’ strike ‘unreasonable’, says Browne

Several flights in and out of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) were either cancelled or delayed Thursday afternoon, as a strike by pilots employed by regional carrier LIAT persisted for a second straight day with one shareholder government branding the action “unreasonable”. At the start of the day, it looked as if the carrier’s operations […]

LIAT hit by industrial action

Pilots at the cash-strapped regional airline LIAT have taken industrial action. The company issued an advisory this morning in which it notified the travelling public of industrial action by the members of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA). “In the ongoing negotiations for higher wages, which includes the operation of the ATR aircraft, the […]

Chaos expected at GAIA as LIAT pilots plan sit-in

Grantley Adams International Airport is likely to become a mass of chaos and confusion beginning on Thursday as LIAT pilots have threatened to take industrial action if they did not receive their salaries by midnight Wednesday. President of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) Captain Carl Burke said in a statement the planned action, […]

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