Tag: LIAT

BROWNE AND MOTTLEY: Shapers of the regional future

BROWNE AND MOTTLEY: Shapers of the regional future

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Prime Ministers Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda and Mia Mottley of Barbados are two of the Caribbean’s young and dynamic leaders, both workaholics with clear and determined visions for the betterment of their countries.   Each of them is a committed regionalist, notwithstanding insinuations to the contrary in sections of the regional media. Because of their […]

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Caribbean airline LIAT in ‘firing line’ – Again

Caribbean airline LIAT in ‘firing line’ – Again

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The LIAT incident that happened November 2nd 2013, an affair that has eventually resulted in the airline receiving a penalty from the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority, is undisclosed in fear of public backlash. Two pilots were suspended by LIAT following the grounding of an aircraft for technical repairs. Saturday November 2, 2013, […]

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Who will save Caribbean aviation?

Who will save Caribbean aviation?

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why is that airlines in the Caribbean, unlike those in Central America, seem incapable of providing consistent, well managed and profitable air services across the region? This matter was brought into sharp focus last month with the release of the annual financial results for COPA, the Panamanian airline that is expanding its services across the […]

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Will Trinidad and Tobago lead the Caribbean?

Will Trinidad and Tobago lead the Caribbean?

| April 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is an unfortunate pride that is linked to owning national airlines in the Caribbean.  It is a pride that goes before a fall. Successive Jamaican governments held on to Air Jamaica although the airline bled money and depended heavily on massive financial support from tax payers. The taxpayers’ money could have been used to […]

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LIAT flights for overhaul

LIAT flights for overhaul

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16, 2013; KINGSTOWN, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – “Over the past twelve years, our Government has correctly played a leading role in saving LIAT, and the placing of this vital regional airline on a sounder footing. This is an economic and social public policy issue of the utmost priority for St. Vincent […]

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Why no air transport talks including REDjet?

Why no air transport talks including REDjet?

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

What prohibits a meeting of representatives of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments on the crucial matter of air transport within the region, even as the situation worsens, is beyond comprehension. Three blatant realties are these:  Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) is losing money once its massive fuel subsidy from the Trinidad and Tobago Government is subtracted from […]

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No rejoicing for Caribbean travellers

No rejoicing for Caribbean travellers

| March 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Air transportation in the Caribbean has always been difficult.  The news that a privately-owned, low-cost carrier, REDjet, has been forced to suspend its operations has made Caribbean air transportation even more problematic. Over the last 15 years or so, carriers from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany have only maintained a regular schedule […]

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LIAT: Time For Regional Action

LIAT: Time For Regional Action

| January 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The three main shareholder governments in LIAT – the airline that is vital to movement of tourists and locals alike in the Caribbean – are scheduled to meet on January 31 to consider options for the airline which lost US.8 million last year. If LIAT collapses, travel within the region will be severely affected.  This […]

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Michael Blackburn Resigns as Head of LIAT Pilots Union

Michael Blackburn Resigns as Head of LIAT Pilots Union

| December 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Captain Michael Blackburn has resigned as Chairman of the Leeward Islands Pilots Association (LIALPA) as he prepares to file a lawsuit against regional carrier LIAT challenging his summary dismissal earlier this month. Captain Blackburn said his resignation Thursday would prevent possible conflict of interest since he may have to call on association members to aid […]

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LIAT Seeks To Allay Concerns Among Regional Traveler’s

LIAT Seeks To Allay Concerns Among Regional Traveler’s

| December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Despite a breakdown in mediation talks with pilots, LIAT management is promising to maintain scheduled flights. The assurance was given to allay concerns among regional travelers during the Christmas season – one of the busiest periods for the airline. The company said in a statement that “efforts are continuing to respond to the various labour […]

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