PM Says A New Meeting Has Been Scheduled To Present LIAT Reorganisation Plan

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he has been informed by the Chairman of the LIAT shareholder governments, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves that a meeting has been confirmed to discuss his reorganisation plan for LIAT.

“They agreed Monday at 5 p.m,” Browne told his radio programme today.

The first meeting was scheduled for July 13th 2020 but had to be postponed because of the absence of the Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley.

Browne said that despite the meeting being rescheduled, he has been informed that “Mia indicated she has no interest in reorganization.”

“I remain hopeful that I will be able to convince her otherwise,” Browne added.

“They have already come to a conclusion and drawn a line in the sand,” the prime minister told Pointe FM.

Despite this Browne says he must still make the case the a reorganised LIAT can be viable.

He reiterated this country’s position that Antigua will take on the new LIAT venture on its own if it has to.

 

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14 COMMENTS

  1. PM Mottley and Gonsalves are not buying into your pipe dream. They are not going to sully their reputation to follow down a slippery slope. Barbados has an aviation infrastructure in place. St. Vincent got there’s modernize. They don’t need liat or Antigua. Wake up Gaston. You can’t hoodwink educated people. You can’t give pond water to PM’s who drink Perrier. They know a scam and keystone government finance and economic schemes. You want liat to fly. Buy it. Your a multimillionaire. As you say. You, the big bird, little bird have enough liquid assets to keep it flying. Keep the government finances out of it.

  2. PM Mottley and Gonsalves are not buying into your pipe dream. They are not going to sully their reputation to follow down a slippery slope. Barbados has an aviation infrastructure in place. St. Vincent got there’s modernize. They don’t need liat or Antigua. Wake up Gaston. You can’t hoodwink educated people. You can’t give pond water to PM’s who drink Perrier. They know a scam and keystone government finance and economic schemes. You want liat to fly. Buy it. Your a multimillionaire. As you say. You, the big bird, little bird have enough liquid assets to keep it flying. Keep the government finances out of it.

    • PM Browne, what part of the regional governments might not be able to afford it don’t you get? You seem to want them to invest in an entity in which you then call the shots. Some times the best way to get investors on board is to start an entity and show viability. Press on therefore with the new LIAT and Godspeed

  3. I don’t understand PM Browne. If his Prime Minister counterparts are not Interedted in reorganisation, why try to push the subject at the meeting? Basically, they are saying that they don’t have money to put into LIAT1974 now. And, PM Brownes plan is for all the shareholders to put in more money.

    Well, if they don’t have money for reorganisation leaver that subject alone. And, instead negotiate to buy their shares. PM Browne is not a big man? They say the not interested in Reorganisation. They are not interested in the subject. They don’t want to listen. So you are going to waste everybody’s time pushing what people don’t want to hear?

    The sensible thing to do is talk about buying their shares. Then you can do all the restructuring / Reorganisation you want to do. But, to cut a long story short, why don’t our parliament meet and appoint a new Prime Minister? Because, this man appears to be a jackass.

    It is very important to get LIAT workers back to work. I fear the meeting is going fail for want of proper leadership on our side. You can go ahead pushing your LIAT2020. When you are ready they may not give you any licence to land your planes in their territory, because you are annoying them.

  4. Antigua and LIAT has robbed the rest of the region for too long i believed LIAT should be privately owned. The Caribbean leader to like to put too much pressure on the backs of thebpeolle

  5. Antigua PM doesn’t get the point! LIAT is a sinking ship. Has been for decades. Each island has to take care
    Of It’s people individually and LIAT is too big of a financial burden to take on. The other countries are putting their nation first.

    And little Antigua, broke as they are, want to take on the burden of LIAT and forget about their island nation and it’s people.

    Mr PM how about you offer scholarships to young people to study to be medical examiners so when people die in Antigua we don’t have to beg that same Barbados to come and perform autopsies and pay them. Do you know why we have to run to Barbados? Because they take care of and provide and educate their nation, while Antigua running behind LIAT and have to depend on other countries for important things.

    WAKE UP AND PAY ATTENTION.
    WE NEED A LEADERSHIP ANTIGUA FOR ANTIGUANS.

    As for the LIAT employees. The Antigua call center had more employees and was cheaper to keep and paid more in social security and the government never worked so hard to save the call center. But they want LIAT because they are money hungry.

    WAKE UP ANTIGUA WAKE UP

    • Before you type all of your fake woke bsbb you should do your research. 1 Antigua does their own autopsies and an Antiguan Dr. Lester Simon is the not only the head of the pathology department at the hospital but he is one of the best in the region. 2 the call center sitution is a totally different situtation that the LIAT sitiation chups just show so of you people are so political you cant pick sense from nonsense.

      • My dear Antigua DOES NOT do their own autopsies.. I know for a fact a parent died and we had to wait for a while to bury them
        Because the medical examiner only flies in from Barbados when there are a certain number of bodies. Since it’s cheaper to fly him up than have him perform one time. We were desperately trying to bury my father but was told we had to wait for the examiner to come from Barbados and he wasn’t scheduled to come up For another few weeks.. when he comes a few autopsies are performed and they can release the bodies for burial

        This also happened to a close friend about a year or so ago but when they were telling me why it was taking so long to bury I thought that was messed up.

        But it hit close to home when my father couldn’t be buried for the same reason.

        They have to send for the medical examiner from Barbados and we had to wait for a few weeks well.

        So I speak facts.

        As for the call center. It is a company that was benefiting Antigua and employeed one of the highest number of employees and they left and went right to Jamaica because the government didn’t fight and let all those jobs go!
        Stop drinking the cool aid and think

        • Honey Antigua does their own autopsies beacuce I was there and I identified my dead relative body at the old Holberton Hospital and Dr. Lester Simon was the pathologist. Get your facts right.

  6. Everyone speaking here are haters. Mr. PM, continue to fight for LIAT. it is the only regional body we have headquartered here. Liat could have been up and flying by now but through ignorance, it’s not. I agree that our PM brushes people the wrong way but I think in this case we have to fighting. Barbados and St. Vincent has their agenda, and they subsequently disregarded Antigua as a route for one Caribbean. They don’t like us and we ain’t
    care. Keep Liat high. Prayers for Liat. Stand for Liat.

  7. Barbados has always wanted to be the headquarters for LIAT. Now that it will be the headquarters for One Caribbean and the hub for Inter-Caribbean, why will Mottley be interested in saving LIAT? If Liat is allowed to fail, how will the Leeward islands be serviced? Does this mean that if you want to travel from the Virgin Islands or Tortola to Antigua you will have to go through Barbados? If the other airlines wanting to take over the routes can be profitable, why can’t LIAT? Gaston should fight to save Liat but he will have to find other investors as Mottley and Gonsalves have already decided they don’t want to be part of Liat as they have other plans. If Liat is to survive, it will have to have a new management structure with private individuals and no politician involved. We know politicians like to be involved in any thing that involves Money but they have to allow qualified people from the private sector to do what they do best. If Gaston thinks he can take over Liat and have his cronies and politicians run it, it will fail.

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