Tabor says he will believe it when he sees it, and tells residents not to be fooled by Cabinet’s announcement of Antigua Airways


First it was Barbuda Airways; and now, the Cabinet is announcing a new airline called Antigua Airways. However, Senator Damani Tabor is scoffing at the announcement, saying he will believe it when he sees it.

The Cabinet Notes of Wednesday, July 20, indicate that this airline, which is to be financed by wealthy Africans, will soon be permitted to operate flights from West Africa directly to Antigua.

These Africans, the Notes say, wish to open a new route of travel between the African continent and the Eastern Caribbean.

When the passengers from West Africa arrive here, the company is hoping for a collaboration with LIAT to fly them to destinations north and south of Antigua and Barbuda.

But Tabor, the Public Relations Officer for the United Progressive Party (UPP), says the Antigua Labour Party Government is big on promises and short on delivery.

In the way of failed promises, he is reminding the public of an African safari-themed hotel development that was to be undertaken by another African investor, the owner of Air Peace.

This developer was also tagged to be interested in purchasing LIAT, as were two other investors. including Sir Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Atlantic.

Accordingly, Tabor admonishes the Nation not to be fooled by this new “pie-in-the-sky” promise; rather, he says that residents should vote for the United Progressive Party, which will deliver on projects that create jobs.

Barbuda Airways had been conceptualized to make the cost of travel more reasonable and service between Antigua and Barbuda more reliable.

The airplane to start the airline was bought for over a million dollars, but it was never launched. In response to inquiries about it, Prime Minister Gaston Browne said that mechanical parts had been loaned to a local helicopter company.

Then, in 2021, the refurbished airplane was turned over to the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force, reportedly to airlift sick persons out of the sister island and to assist in search-and-rescue operations.

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  1. Chups. Where is Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic, that Gaston Claimed had an interest in investing in LIAT? Where is that Nigerian “Air Peace” CEO guy that was to build an “African themed resort” at Willoughby bay? ABLP is a joke. No jobs. No relief. Out of control cost of living. No mercy. While Gaston enjoys his $20K US per month rental from Singh of the failed WISEZ investment, the people suck salt! ABLP time up. Enough of the wickedness and creative enrichment.

  2. DAMANI TABOR , show respect for Antigua women before You open your BIG mouth.. Tabor You are UPSSIDE DOWN.

  3. Everybody knows that Antigua Airways is a joke. What happen to Barbuda Airways? Is comedy hour except that the joke is not funny. Just another show to keep the people distracted. Just like the Jolly Beach investor. Six different investors announced in 3 weeks and he expect the hotel to be ready in 60 days. Gaston you need to change your script writer you hear?

  4. Damani Tabor is right!. I guess he remembers the following:

    500 houses in 500 days
    Water flowing through the pipes 14 days after the 2014 election
    Sharpen your tools, investments coming
    We have a buyer for Jolly Beach Hotel
    The bond has been over-subscribed

    Every 10 days Max Fernandez say that he have a new investor

    The ABLP SO LIE. They just lie! One more time, the ABLP JUST LIE!

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