Crippling strike by air traffic controllers

The Director of Civil Aviation Kingsley Nelson is at this hour meeting with striking air traffic controllers, who walked off the job this morning complaining about poor working conditions.

The action, which took the authorities by surprise, has affected several flights in and out of the Grantley Adams International Airport. However, Corporate Communications Specialist Keith Goddard has confirmed that the airport remains open.

He also reported that one LIAT fight and one Caribbean Airlines flight were able to successfully depart the airport, as managers stepped in and manned  the control tower.

However, several other flights were delayed and up to 10 a.m. the airport’s check in counters were clear. The departures board told the story of the unfolding delays.

 

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12 Responses to Crippling strike by air traffic controllers

  1. NAKED DEPARTURE - The Trilogy Series
    NAKED DEPARTURE - The Trilogy Series November 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Relax people….there’s never really a ‘strike’ in Barbados, people get vex, go out on the sidewalk, then go back in. Believe me, before I even finish typing this, the ‘strike’ will be over.

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  2. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean November 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Who running the country???????

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  3. Angela Gray
    Angela Gray November 17, 2014 at 10:25 am

    It has all been resolved, at least an hour ago. Please get your facts right before publishing stuff like this

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    • John Nicholls
      John Nicholls November 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Glad to hear.I can’t see how the airport with no traffic control could possibly have still remained open as Mr Goddard was reported as saying.I would not be trusting any managers to man flights,no way.

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    • Angela Gray
      Angela Gray November 17, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      My sentiments exactly!

      Reply
  4. Dennis F Gaskin
    Dennis F Gaskin November 17, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Francis McClean you love to spread “dirt” about your home town. People in unions have a right to strike .

    Reply
  5. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean November 17, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Yo D. All dat from a simple question.

    Reply
  6. Dennis F Gaskin
    Dennis F Gaskin November 17, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Yes you blame the Gov for everything that happens in Bim. But you protect your President from the other side

    Reply
  7. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean November 17, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I have a right to ask a question too

    Reply
  8. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean November 17, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I told u already this not bout a Party. This is bout Bdos. I don’t care who in power as long as Bdos is doing fine.

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  9. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean November 17, 2014 at 11:09 am

    As for the president comment. That don’t deserve a response.

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  10. Dennis F Gaskin
    Dennis F Gaskin November 17, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Yes it does for you he can do no wrong

    Reply

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