Caribbean Airlines to become national carrier?

Caribbean Airlines to become national carrier?

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, declaring that consumers are frustrated with regional airline LIAT, has asserted that it is clear that the carrier as a single entity cannot resolve all of the transportation needs of the region.

Chastanet told a news conference last night that he would like to make Caribbean Airlines this country’s national carrier.

“This means that Caribbean Airlines would now be able to fly between Saint Lucia and Barbados and Trinidad and even go to Puerto Rico and other places,” he said.

“I would like to move our Civil Aviation Authority away from ECCCAA ( the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority) – I am convinced that ECCAA cannot be fixed,” Chastanet told the news conference, adding that he believes ECCAA is an impediment  to competition in the region because it has not allowed the entry of other airlines.

“Moving our aviation to Trinidad will I believe, encourage other people to be able to open up an airline in Saint Lucia or in some of the other Islands.”

 

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 11:56 am Reply

    My word! Not a word, not a word, not a word…

  2. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 12:51 pm Reply

    Isnt this the same Caribbean Airlines that the US asked it citizens not to use because of terrorist threats. Trinidad has so many citizens in ISIS yet we are linking our aviation with theirs? Smh reckless Allen again

    1. STARJACK
      September 20, 2016 at 1:13 pm Reply

      Let me clear the air on this. U.S. told citizens not to travel on Caribbean Airlines because of some threats originated in Guyana and South America, not because of Trinidad. Secondly, Trinidad do have people who going to join ISIS but is not allowing them to return home. I don’t know about the idea about linking aviation but you can’t ignore the fact that Trinidad is one of St.Lucia’s trading partners and market.

    2. Anonymous
      September 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm Reply

      The US, UK, France have people who join IS. Do you stop flying on AA, BA or Air France? You m@r@n

      1. Anonymous
        September 20, 2016 at 7:07 pm Reply

        The UK US France also don’t have gullible idiots like yourself I. charge of their security and bordes. ok moron?

    3. Anonymous
      October 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm Reply

      your damn right

  3. BimJim
    September 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm Reply

    PM Chastanet is one of those dangerous people who has a little information and uses it to pretend that he is in full command of the subject.

    Allen Chastanet once worked for Butch Stewart at his hotel chain in Jamaica, and Butch used his (Chastanet’s) St. Lucia nationality as a tool to establish Caribbean Xpress in a St. Lucia base in competition with LIAT – which failed, of course, just like all the other LIAT-wannabees.

    Stewart’s faith in Chastanet as his airline manager was such that when he (Butch) ortdered the airline closed and the airplanes flown back to Jamaica, Chastanet was the last to know. He was always irrelevant, but his usefulness had come to an end and his big loud idiot mouth was such that, if he had been told, it would have immediately have been broadcast around the island.

    As a result, when Chastanet arrived at Vigie Airport the next morning he reported to the Police that all the aircraft had been stolen.

    Chastanet was Minister for Aviation in St. Lucia, yes, but two things you should know: 1. Chastanet was not elected to a constituency amd was not elected to the Government of the day, and 2. Chastanet wasa a one-eyed man in a land of the blind (as far as aviation and airlines was concerned), so in that portfolio as the resident “expert” he could do no wrong.

    Chastanet later tried to pull a fast one with CARICOM Airways becoming a “foirce” in St. Lucia against LIAT, and the ECCAA quite correctly shut that wntire idea down for lrgal and technoical reasons, for which Chastanet never forgave them. So, for doing the job they were mandated to do, Chastanet now calls them worthless and useless.

    As a renegade useless born-rich idiot, Chastanet is against any and every authority. he is against LIAT, he is against the ECCAA, and I have to suppose he is also against CARICOM and the OECS.

    Chastanet may now be PM of St. Lucia, but the word on the street is that he is screwing that island up already with his idiot nonsense too.) St. Lucia nationality to establish Caribbean Xpress in competition with LIAT – it failed, of course, just like all the other LIAT-wannabees.

    Stewart’s faith in Chastanet as his airline manager was such that when he (Butch) ortdered the airline closed and the airplanes flown back to Jamaica, Chastanet was the last to know. He was irrelevant, his usefulness had come to an end, and his big mouth was such that, if he had been told, it would have immediately have been broadcast around the island.

    As a result, when Chastanet arrived at Vigie Airport the next morning he reported to the Police that all the aircraft had been stolen.

    Chastanet was Minister for Aviation in St. Lucia, yes, but two things you should know: 1. Chastanet was not elected to a constituency amd was not elected to the Government of the day, and 2. Chastanet wasa a one-eyed man in a land of the blind (as far as aviation and airlines was concerned), so in that portfolio as the resident “expert” he could do no wrong.

    Chastanet later tried to pull a fast one with CARICOM Airways becoming a “foirce” in St. Lucia against LIAT, and the ECCAA quite correctly shut that wntire idea down for lrgal and technoical reasons, for which Chastanet never forgave them. So, for doing the job they were mandated to do, Chastanet now calls them worthless and useless.

    As a renegade useless born-rich idiot, Chastanet is against any and every authority. he is against LIAT, he is against the ECCAA, and I have to suppose he is also against CARICOM and the OECS.

    Chastanet may now be PM of St. Lucia, but the word on the street is that he is screwing that island up already with his idiot nonsense too. Now he is emulating his own enemy Comrade Marx Gonsalves and suggesting that freedom of speech and of the Press in St. Lucia may be disappearing from the scene in favour of speech control by Chastanet himself.

    1. Anonymous
      September 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm Reply

      I understand LIAT is an issue. However, whoes decision is to move out of ECCA? If someone knows the answer. Please

  4. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 2:55 pm Reply

    St.lucia times blocks my comments. Very interesting

  5. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 2:57 pm Reply

    I can’t ignore the fact that a significant number of Trinis have joined ISIS and there are in fact some who have returned home and are CURRENTLY in Trinidad.

    1. STARJACK
      September 21, 2016 at 12:32 pm Reply

      Prove that, because to my knowledge, there were no Trinis who return home from joining ISIS. You’re contradicting yourself.

  6. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 2:57 pm Reply

    The airline is affiliated with TRINIDAD and no right thinking person dismiss the possibility of rogue elements in Trinidad associated with these “threats”. The Prime minister of Trinidad also said that they were tired of giving us handouts with nothing return (during Hurricane Tomas no less), so major trading partner my foot.

    1. STARJACK
      September 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm Reply

      What threats? I give you all the real truth about these so call threats but still only contradicting it. And for your information, not the current Prime Minister, the last Prime Minister is the one who claims that Trinidad is not the Caribbean region’s ATM machine. I don’t even support that because i does contribute to send items to other islands as well.

  7. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 2:58 pm Reply

    The airline is affiliated with TRINIDAD and no right thinking person should dismiss the possibility of rogue elements in Trinidad associated with these “threats.

  8. uwp
    September 25, 2016 at 4:06 pm Reply

    pm ti pwe toute know what he doing give him a chance

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