Air Traffic Control trainees depart for England


Ten young Antiguans and Barbudans are embarking on crucial training in air traffic control in England.

The development comes at a time when the airport is preparing for an influx of air arrivals whilst also anticipating the departure of several air traffic controllers who are due to retire shortly.

They departed the island on Wednesday for the Global ATS College.

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  1. Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! “I Can Hear the roar of Women’s Silence.”― Capitaine Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara, The Upright Man, Burkinabé revolutionary, and assassinated pan-Africanist President of Burkina Faso 1983 -1987!

    Congratulations to All Of The Trainees! Great to see the Gender Equity, Parity and Inclusion!
    “The revolution cannot triumph without the emancipation of women.” – Sankara!

    National Growth and Development and the Building of A Caribbean Civilization requires all hand on deck! Women must be an integral part of our drive towards a nation of equality striving towards a progressive change in time and space of social, financial, ecological sustainability within an inclusive and participatory political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, legal and environmental Afrocentric cultural boundary and marking! “The revolution and women’s liberation go together. We do not talk of women’s emancipation as an act of charity or because of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the triumph of the revolution.” Sankara!

    In A&B’s Male Dominated Society, Women are the majority of the population, the head of single family homes, the most graduates at all bands along the education spectrum, yet the Political Directorate continues to throw a bunch of black dislocated, disoriented, decentered, unqualified, unscrupulous and unskilled males lacking in agency into the first “past the post” and outdated electoral system as “Mimic Men” (VS Naipaul) of the British Parliamentary System (Guess they didn’t know that the Brits don’t have a Constitution codified and written in a single document)!

    The ABLP have excellent opportunities to add at a minimum three other women: They intend to add Senator Gail Christian to their slate; They should add one to challenge the MP Pringle given that the Oracle at All Saints Crossroad has not spoken favourably on the “Caretaker”; and, they should add another at a minimum to run in the Constituency held by MP Michael given that the Muses of Coconut Hall have found him wanting in the Finer Arts!

    The UPP should have sought Gender Parity in their number of Candidates! Floating with their two “Airy, Noisy, Nattering, Nabobs of Negativity” whose “scheming game, born of the Bridge was no different (Yet) filled with a cruel plan to assemble a band of Spades who would head the other way – to rob the hamlet dwellers’ fortunes in the countryside: a selection of Clubs with dazzling masquerading skills and truly heartless masks were needed to complete this task and cruel mission. So (They) sought the most notorious Aces, who could abandon their musical bands for a short time.” – Edgar O Lake, The Devil’s Bridge!

    Many of the “Pu$illanimou$ Pu$$yfooter$, Vicar$ of Vacillation and edge-up arriviste$,” in this the International Decade for People of African Descent 2015 -2024, eagerly await the sugar chains of the DNA slate to show true Gender Parity or even more! Some say it is a “Good Strategem” to hold them until the writ is dropped and save their candidates from being shaped by “melee” and “ugly”, and being tarred and feathered with “Badmindedness”(Dr. Paget Henry) and “Ressentiment”(Dr. Charles Ephraim)! One “Party Hanger On” noted: “A malign force seems at work in our common life that turns every disagreement into an argument, and every argument into a clash of cultures. So much of our politics has become a naked appeal to anger, fear, and resentment. That leaves us worried about our nation and our future together.” even knowing that Antigua and Barbuda is ranked free with a score of 85, and 39 out of 139 countries on the rule of law!

    “May my eyes never see and my feet never take me to a society where half the people are held in silence.” – Thomas Sankara!

  2. I know the saying “If you have nothing good to say, don’t say anything at all”. But this really needs commendation once again from this government to have invested in our young folks once again. I mean education is the key to empowerment. That is why we are so proud of this government bringing us a university at our doorsteps and affordable. We have seen 16 young people sent to Jamaica all expenses paid to do Marine Studies. To empower them for future Port jobs. Now we seen youngster been sent to the UK to empower them to control our airspace. I mean what else can the opposition bring against this government. The list of accomplishments will be very very long.

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