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Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has revealed that the governments of Grenada and St Lucia have agreed to subsidize the operations of LIAT.

These governments have been two of the airline’s biggest critics and after years of dialogue, Browne said they now see it fit to support the operations of the airline.

Browne did not reveal the details of the contribution by these two governments but said it was agreed to at the just concluded OECS Authority meeting in St Lucia.

“The whole idea is to spread the burden and the benefits of LIAT,” Browne said on a radio station recently.

“They have signaled that they are willing to come on board to provide some financial subsidy to LIAT.”

Grenada and St Lucia have resisted calls in the past to invest in LIAT, saying that the Antigua-based airline must first address its inefficiencies.

Meanwhile, Browne revealed that the government of St Kitts, headed by Dr Timothy Harris, is still not ready to contribute to LIAT.

“Unfortunately, we have not had a commitment yet from my dear friend, comrade Harris of St Kitts and Nevis but I hope he’ll understand the need for us to keep LIAT in the air,” Browne told radio listeners.

“I don’t see why the OECS and Barbados cannot maintain its own airline,” he added.

The governments of Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica are LIAT’s main shareholders.

Source: Caribbean News Service/Barbados Today


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So it looks like our Pm Mitchell and his government have found some money from somewhere to pump into this dying airline Liat ,now i am sure that some of our poor Grenadians will be asking as to where is this money coming from knowing that for the past five years our country and people was ask to make financial hair cuts through this dreaded structural Adjustment with heavy taxes resulting in our hospitals, our infrastructure, our poor had to go without medicine ,poor roads,high youth unemployment yet today our government is thinking of getting into financial bed with Liat.
240By: gabe
7/4/2018 6:38:07 AM
Hey brother gabe. I see you still plugging along for the ndc. Two elections in a row and both times 15-0. Your party need some soul-searching. By the way you answered your own question.
By: Stallion
7/27/2018 6:33:31 PM
Bro.Stallion welcome back and as to my as you call it Plugging along on the the Ndc train oh yes i am for the long ride and so i shall always be and stay with my political conviction i will always be NDC
By: gabe
7/30/2018 6:38:54 AM
Unbelievable in this day and age we have to discuss keeping LIAT up and running. Lets go country men and women find the funds somewhere. LIAT is the life line to most West Indians.
9/10/2018 4:37:17 PM