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LIAT announces limited service to hurricane battered countries

LIAT announces limited service to hurricane battered countries

LIAT has announced limited operations to several of the hurricane battered countries, including Dominica and the British Virgin islands (BVI). The airline said that it would continue limited operations until October 7 and that while it is unable “to carry commercial passengers to Dominica and St Maarten” it can carry limited passengers into the BVI. […]

Barbadian confirmed as LIAT CEO

Barbadian confirmed as LIAT CEO

The Board of Directors of LIAT has confirmed the appointment of Julie Reifer-Jones as Chief Executive Officer. In announcing her appointment, Chairman of the Board of LIAT,  Jean Holder noted that “Reifer-Jones has served at LIAT in the number two position for some nine years and in that capacity has acted as CEO for extended […]

PM Stuart – LIAT still vital to the region

PM Stuart – LIAT still vital to the region

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has pledged Barbados’ continued commitment to the regional carrier LIAT, describing it as “vital” to the movement of people across the Caribbean. Stuart made this assertion as he spoke to the media recently about concerns being voiced by some CARICOM leaders about the viability of the regional carrier during the just […]

LIAT split

LIAT split

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves Wednesday publicly disagreed with his Grenadian counterpart Dr Keith Mitchell on the way forward for regional carrier LIAT, while calling for more investment on the part of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments in the Antigua-based carrier in which Barbados is the majority shareholder. Speaking at the […]

Court rules on LIAT case

Court rules on LIAT case

The near six year wait for justice has ended for former LIAT pilot Captain Michael Blackburn. However, Blackburn, the former head of LIAT’s pilots’ union, did not get the level of financial compensation he was hoping for. In its decision handed down this week, the Industrial Court of Antigua and Barbuda ruled that Blackburn significantly […]

Long wait for dismissed LIAT pilot

Long wait for dismissed LIAT pilot

Nearly six years after his dismissal from the company, a former LIAT pilot says he is sick and tired of waiting for justice. And lawyers for the former President of LIAT’s pilots’ union, Captain Michael Blackburn, have now filed an application in the Antigua High Court complaining about the long wait for the industrial court […]

Deadlock ends

Deadlock ends

The three-day strike by LIAT pilots has ended. Late Friday, news came of a resolution to their pay dispute with management of the Antigua-based regional carrier that had resulted in numerous flight cancellations and system-wide delays since Wednesday. The three-day deadlock, which left hundreds stranded at the various airports across the region to which LIAT […]

LIAT pilots’ strike ‘unreasonable’, says Browne

LIAT pilots’ strike ‘unreasonable’, says Browne

Several flights in and out of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) were either cancelled or delayed Thursday afternoon, as a strike by pilots employed by regional carrier LIAT persisted for a second straight day with one shareholder government branding the action “unreasonable”. At the start of the day, it looked as if the carrier’s operations […]

LIAT hit by industrial action

LIAT hit by industrial action

Pilots at the cash-strapped regional airline LIAT have taken industrial action. The company issued an advisory this morning in which it notified the travelling public of industrial action by the members of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA). “In the ongoing negotiations for higher wages, which includes the operation of the ATR aircraft, the […]

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