Chauffeur wanted

Stuart urged to lead on regional integration and LIAT

An Opposition parliamentarian is calling on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to reassert Barbados’ position as a leader in the regional integration movement and help steer regional airline LIAT in the right direction.

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Member of Parliament for St Michael South East Santia Bradshaw made the call as she expressed concern about the increasing cost of intra-regional travel and the complaints about LIAT’s service and scheduling.

Barbados is the largest shareholder government in LIAT. The others are Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

“There was a time when the Barbados Labour Party had a leader who was at the forefront of CARICOM [Caribbean Community] and the forefront of CSME [the CARICOM Single Market and Economy]. We don’t see the similar representations being made,” Bradshaw said today during debate in Parliament on the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

“I believe it is time that Barbados has a voice again in relation to Caribbean integration and, in particular, as it relates to LIAT, because it does all of us an injustice when we hear criticisms being levelled [against LIAT] but we do not have any positive advancement of an airline that is so critical to the movement of our people throughout the entire region.”

Bradshaw urged Prime Minister Stuart not to remain silent on the issue.

On the domestic front, the BLP legislator said it was unclear what plan the Democratic Labour Party administration had for Barbados’ aviation sector.

She asked Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, who introduced the measure, to provide the country with the costs and the source of funding, given the country’s financial constraints, for his announced expansion of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) and the proposed pre-feasibility study for a proposed airport in the northern parish of St. Lucy.

“This administration continues to makes pronouncements about things that it would like to do but does not tell the country how it plans to achieve what it says it would like to do,” the Opposition parliamentarian said.

Responding in his wrap-up, Sealy said it was still too early to give costs, since the proposal was only at the pre-feasibility stage.

He promised that the costs attached to the GAIA expansion would be made public once the budget was completed, and that the project would be completed on time and within budget.

10 Responses to Chauffeur wanted

  1. seagul June 29, 2016 at 7:18 am

    To marginalize and criticize is so ok, but without a vision it’s stupid.

  2. Sam Clarke June 29, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Barbados does not need another airport. What Barbados do need is the upgrading of the current airport. It is time that planes taxi up to covered gang way, and disable access.
    Make the airport arrival and departure lounges user friendly with modern facilities.
    This talk about feasibility studies of a new airport in the north of an island 21 miles long and a smile wide, is a complete waste of tax payers money.

    What they should be doing is building greater infrastructure to the road systems, and utilizing the water with a ferry system to easy much of the congestion on the roads.
    Government has to start to thinking outside the box, and with projects that are practical.

    The reclamation of land on various parts of the western coast of the island are projects that should be on the table. For they are quite viable.

  3. Sherlock Holmes. June 29, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Bajan Boy you are at it again with rude, crass and insulting language of a holder of the highest office in this country and the thing is you do not know when to use the words there and their i cannot understand why your nonsensical comments are moderated,but i will take comfort in the fact that sooner rather than later you will face the consequences of your callous actions by way of the misuse of the computer act.A word to the unwise cease and desist from your folly.

  4. Sherlock Holmes. June 29, 2016 at 9:59 am

    correction….are not moderated.

  5. dave June 29, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Bajan Boy !

    As usual you cut to the chase and deliver a KNOCK OUT punch. We are aware that there are some on this blog WHO will not be comfortable with the truth about their Lord and Master. Such persons feed from the trough of the Fatted calf and feel that their existence is threatened and their access to largess to the tune of hundreds of thousand of dollars in consultancy fees etc – in the region of $ 300,000 or more in some cases, will be cut off if the electorate is wise and vote accordingly in the next election.

    Such persons sing for their supper and cluck cluck cluck for the grains thrown in the Yard where the yard ducks and yard fowls are found. Ignore them ! We see and we know who they are. We can tell by their ways and what they utter and how they seek to intimidate. Intimidation and beating people into submission is something that they know and learnt about in their previous callings.

    Ignore them -Bajan Boy !

    they cannot handle the yorkers and bouncers. Lick dem down with a Bouncer right pon duh swallow -pipe —whack !!!

  6. Sherlock Holmes. June 29, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Dave what puerile nonsense,then again that is cannot see past your nose it is definitely impossible for you to act your age and post something sensible in this forum.

  7. dave June 29, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I am not political just factual

    We have not seen a poorer performance from any Government before this one. This is the poorest performance from a Government in recent memory. Name a worst administration, I challenge anybody and especially the mealy mouthed flea infested mongrels and yardfowls and yardducks that would seek to defend this sordid ‘bunch of wild boys’.

    It is because of dem that the country is in dire straits in all things -social and economical. They have been in Office for two terms now and this is the first time in the history of this Country that a bunch of , I do not know what to call DEM, have been in power for two terms and one cannot point to one single significant signal achievement based on philosophical moorings, clear vision , creative solution or any improvement. This is a real travesty.They have wasted the people’s time as Government. All of them should be made to account for their stewardship and when weighed in the balance and obviously found wanting should pay a price. They need to fall on their swords, however.

  8. dave June 29, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Dah is all some people do on this Blog -try to attack and try to intimidate other persons who have a different view. They seem not to understand that the ad hominem fallacy will not work. Make some factual points if you want to advance an argument –CLOWN !!!!

  9. Sherlock Holmes. June 29, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I can cite one thing that they have done , they have caused you to be constantly on this blog ranting and raving every opportunity you get ,you come here and criticize them daily. yet you do not bring any thing constructive to the table either,here’s a challenge for you tell us what are your solutions for the myriad of problems this country is facing according to you,let us see if you are really on top of things. This i suspect will be a very hard task for you as you criticize but you cannot offer any solutions to your perceived problems that we are facing,by the way the mealy mouth and yard duck statements are tiresome your vocabulary is sadly lacking, i never mentioned any thing about you being political,take a look at the word is used to describe the nonsense that you posted previously,i said puerile, look it up, you remind me of some in your party they see everything that is wrong but offer no solutions to fix them,and by the way i strongly agree that we are in need of a third party.You see Dave you have this notion that i am a supporter of a particular party, i beg to differ i just call it as i see it i criticize any party that i choose to, so when i see persons like you who are blindly political posting one sided views i will always challenge because to see evil and not call it evil is evil.

  10. dave June 29, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    General Advice to contributors
    Make some valid points AND STOP ATTACKING INDIVIDUALS.

    Ad hominem will fail

    Some persons are so accustomed to sucking up and looking for rear ends to kiss that they bury their faces so far in people’s rear ends that they are blinded by darkness and blind stuff. Unable to see they start attacking and blaming individuals for their plight and their focus is always the individual , the person dealing with personality and not dealing with the issues –Small Minds ? Oh yes

    The attempt at distracting from the facts and reality –WILL NOT WORK–
    CLOWNS !!!! and REAR END KISSERS !!!


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