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PM Gaston Browne: Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines Undermining Efforts to Revive LIAT

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St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Mr. Gaston Browne is accusing Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines of attempting to undermine his country’s efforts to revive the fortunes of the debt-ridden regional airline LIAT.

LIAT suspended services to Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines after the airline was informed new entry arrangements were necessary.

Mr. Browne, speaking on Pointe FM in Antigua, said LIAT was being asked to comply with instructions that other airlines do not have to follow.

He said the matter may well be put before the Caribbean Court of Justice but he is hopeful that ‘good sense’ will prevail and permission would be granted in the coming days.

LIAT’s court-appointed administrator Cleveland Seaford is also expressing surprise at the move from Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines stating that revenue will be affected as a result of the cancellations.

LIAT earlier announced that effective November 30, it would resume flights to Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

 

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