New Civil Aviation Authority coming

The Freundel Stuart Administration is to establish a new entity to help develop civil aviation as a viable industry here.

Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy today announced that Cabinet had already signed off on the formation of a Civil Aviation Authority charged with turning the sector into a revenue earner for the country. He said retired pilot Captain Keith Robinson had been engaged to take forward the process.

While leading off debate on the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Sealy told the House of Assembly the authority, which would not oversee air navigation services, would be required to put a business plans in place because it would have its own revenue streams.

The minister said it was part of Government’s plans to develop civil aviation into a profitable sector that would generate foreign exchange and employment.

“Civil Aviation in itself is a legitimate sector. It is an important access of economic activity; it is something that can create jobs; it can create economic activity; something that can earn foreign exchange and something that can assist other sectors apart from tourism,” he told his parliamentary colleagues,

The Member of Parliament for St Michael South Central contended that a services based economy was the way to go if Barbados expected to enhance the quality of life of its citizens, adding that this sector should not be seen as a pie in the sky activity.

Sealy made reference to Dubai in the Middle East, which he said had a thriving civil aviation industry even before it became dependent on oil.   

“I am not suggesting that Barbados will become the Dubai of the west, but I am just saying that there are legitimate opportunities to be enjoyed in civil aviation. Barbados does have some advantages, geographically and otherwise that we can copy and exploit to develop this sector,” he said.

3 Responses to New Civil Aviation Authority coming

  1. Bobo June 29, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    EDIOTS baa baa

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  2. harry turnover June 29, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    A Civil Aviation Authority to make money ?????????? how that gine work ? when I see it up and running and MEKING MONEY then I gine believe it .

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  3. dave June 29, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    The Member of Parliament for St Michael South Central contended that a services based economy was the way to go if Barbados expected to enhance the quality of life of its citizens, adding that this sector should not be seen as a pie in the sky activity.

    ****if Barbados expected to enhance the quality of life of its citizens****

    Conclusion: The quality of life of the citizens of Barbados falls squarely on the head and shoulders of the Government as I have tried to point out to the dismay of some persons on this blog who seem not want to own up to this reality. The upshot to this is that when things work, the Government of the day gets the Praise. When things do not work , the Government of the day -MUST TAKE THE BLAME !!!

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