November 22, 2019

Tourism Matters: Majority ownership in LIAT

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By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now After trying to avoid the subject intentionally for many years, is it now the time to focus all our attention that any change in the proposed majority beneficial ownership in LIAT (1974) Ltd could bring? Following a whole pile of forays into competing with LIAT over the past […]

LIAT committed to connecting the region, says company CEO

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As LIAT shareholders and directors gathered for their meeting in Barbados on Tuesday, amid the regional airline’s financial and operational dilemma, chief executive officer (CEO) Julie Reifer-Jones gave the assurance [that] “LIAT is committed to connecting the region, flying to the 15 destinations across the […]

Federal Government of St. Kitts & Nevis will provide over 1 million in emergency funding support to LIAT

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April 30th, 2019 At a meeting of the Federal Cabinet on Saturday (April 27th, 2019), the decision was made for the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to provide emergency funding support of over EC $1 million to LIAT, the Caribbean airline headquartered in Antigua. Coming out of a presentation to the Federal Cabinet, which was […]

LIAT’s imminent closure?

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From Barbados Today Source – THE NEW TODAY: Chairman of the LIAT Shareholders Government Group of Countries and Prime Minister of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves has expressed fears that the closure of the regional island hopping carrier, LIAT is imminent as most of the countries which use the carrier services are not responding […]

LIAT to implement CDB restructuring plan or face ‘death’

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From Dominica News Online Shareholders of the Leeward Island Air Transport (LIAT) have agreed that the airline is at the crossroads and it cannot survive without the restructuring plan designed by the Caribbean Development Bank. Shareholder governments held an emergency meeting in St. Vincent over the weekend to formulate ways to further assist the struggling […]

St. Vincent and the Grenadines PM speaks on plans for regional airline LIAT

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By CMC From St Lucia Online (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says while the regional airline, LIAT, has made an invaluable contribution to Caribbean development, the Antigua-based airline has been challenged by some weaknesses and limitations. Gonsalves, who is chairman of the shareholder governments, told reporters that he feared that “if we don’t […]

The cost of connecting the Caribbean: over extensions, fruitless expansions and disappearing brands

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By Ian McMurtry News From Airline Geeks Looking across the U.S., it’s common to see carriers cancel unprofitable routes in order to move aircraft to more popular and profitable routes. Whether it is a single route or the dismantling of an entire hub, carriers are not shy about doing what they can to maximize their […]

Words fly between Saint Lucia and Antigua over LIAT

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From The Voice slu THE Prime Ministers of Saint Lucia and Antigua & Barbuda are taking different positions on the same issue – and once more, each is clarifying what he originally meant vis-à-vis what was reported about what they said. The two OECS leaders have previously crossed verbal swords on Caribbean Citizenship by Investment […]

Barbados will remain with CCJ

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From Stabroek News (Barbados Nation) Barbados will remain as a member in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). This assurance came today from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said the CCJ represents “one of the best examples of Independence” in a court across the entire globe. Asked by the media to give her views […]

Expedia reports growth in intra-Caribbean travel

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BELLEVUE, Wash. – While the Caribbean has long been a celebrated destination among U.S. and European travelers, new data from the Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, reveals a rising demand for intra-Caribbean travel. Based on data for flights occurring between January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017 compared to the same […]