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Barbados PM Mum On LIAT Negotiations

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Barbados Nation:-  MUM’S THE WORD on negotiations between the Government of Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda over regional airline LIAT.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley said yesterday Barbados remained committed to regional air travel, and to LIAT, but refused to provide any details about what would be this country’s next move regarding the financially-challenged airline.

“I give you the assurance and the people of Barbados, that when the Cabinet has reviewed, and in a position to do so, I will speak in the place to which we have become accustomed, which is the Parliament of Barbados. I’m not in the habit of sharing correspondence with anyone I’ve written to the press,” Mottley told reporters at Government Headquarters minutes after Government signed a partnership agreement with the International Finance Corporation to refurbish and repair Grantley Adams International Airport.

“I don’t think there is anything to alter those basics I hold dearly,” she added.

What Mottley did infer was that Barbados would not be interested in a LIAT model close to the one established when the airline came into being 45 years ago.

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  1. They are all the same, believing the tax payers money are theirs, doing négociations in silence!

  2. it such a shame i love Barbados so much that its not funny how this government is making it to become


    What the ‘Charles Dickens’ is happening here?

    Even as they speak to regional integration, and everything else so associated, invariably, there has either been fragmented or protectionism approaches to certain fundamental regional issues.

    History taught that ‘…some did not want to be federated any more; …some do not want the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ); and now, …some appear not to want or have anything to do with a LIAT’ that ‘…seems pregnant with financial difficulties.’

    Not sure why the Bajan news portal had hinted at a possible ‘…New Model’ for the financially ailing LIAT. That has its place, but certainly not the immediate priority.

    The ‘…Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne administration,’ has made advances only for its ‘…Majority Shares,’ even as the airline appears to be ‘…gasping for financial breath.’

    Commendably, the airline appears to be ‘…operating dangerously low on finance,’ due to lack of ‘…capital injection,’ even from regional ‘OECS’ governments.

    Seemingly, the Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister is desperately trying to prevent it from dropping out of the sky.

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