Dominica among shareholders discussing future of LIAT

Dominica is part of a LIAT shareholder’s meeting currently underway in St Vincent to discuss the future of the airline.

The meeting started today (Monday, October 22) and it could be a defining moment for the future of the regional airline as shareholders will talk about the varying roles of stakeholders and the private sector.

The underlying premise of the discussions is that the travelling public must be better served and intra-regional travel needs to be encouraged.

A statement from the government in Antigua, where LIAT is based, said that the meeting will discuss a number of options intended to secure the future viability of the carrier.

The statement said the LIAT meeting is being held ahead of the meeting of the leaders of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) on Tuesday.

It said the agenda items for the meeting include a presentation on Climate Smart and Investment Ready Opportunities for the OECS; establishment of diplomatic presence in Canada; OECS membership in the Inter-American Development Bank and the establishment of a fourth University of the West Indies campus in Antigua/Barbuda and the implications for OECS member states.

A number of reports from OECS matters will also be discussed including the OECS Commission and the reports of the Council of Ministers.

The major shareholders of LIAT are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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8 Comments

  1. Moistest Jheri Curl
    October 24, 2018

    Everyone’s economy is doing so well
    Anguilla, Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Kitts/Nevis & St. Vincent
    Why hasn’t our economy improved since the 1980s?
    Our topography is very similar to St. Lucia with very similar histories….

  2. Mr Liat
    October 23, 2018

    So basically you all want Liat to do what no other airline is financially willing to do. On average no more than 20 persons board or disembark a Liat flight on arrival in Dominica. That low passenger figure is not profitable so be careful what you wish for. If Liat was to become a privately owned entity it would be good bye Dominica!

  3. RasB
    October 23, 2018

    Great idea for the placement of a UWI campus in Antigua!!!With better access Dominica could have been the island with that opportunity. Is labour really working? If so, what is there to show? Phony bought PhD’s? Or creation of facilities for employment and to re energise the country’s engine? Let this coming election answer the above questions!!!

  4. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    October 22, 2018

    I anticipate the future of LIAT will be shutting it down; that is long overdue!

    LIAT has never been a profitable entity from its inception around 1959/1960; it is a money pit, and I always thought the day St. Vincent got an International Airport, Ralph would recommend the shutting down of LIAT.

    The rest of the Caribbean does not need LIAT; with the exception of Montserrat every island from Jamaica in the North, to Guyana in South America, have International Airports, accommodating International Flights, Dominica is the only independent nation in the Western Hemisphere without an International Airport.

    Shut it  down; shut LIAT down, it is not serving any useful purpose, if Roosevelt and his party supporters want to remain  backwards and primitive, let them; we are in the twenty-first century, let them use friary boat to get them out of Dominica to the North America, and Europe.

    If there was an International Airport in Dominica Ross University School of Medicine would not…

  5. Unknown
    October 22, 2018

    Big Festival time and not one extra flight in and out of Dominica. Plus you have to make multiple stops and can’t get to Antigua in time to connect. That’s very poor marketing on LIAT Side, even if they had increased the ticket price, people would still buy it. The Dominica festival committee should have at least have discussions with LIAT for increased service during the festival season.

  6. Shea
    October 22, 2018

    Liat is crap to go to st maarten to catch a flight on jet blue you have to sleep in Antigua or go to Barbados and from there to st maarten thats crAp especially for the holiday season liat must go like skerrit and his cabal

  7. October 22, 2018

    “…and the establishment of a fourth University of the West Indies campus in Antigua/Barbuda and the implications for OECS member states.”

    If only there were an OECS member state with a perfectly good university campus that no one is using.

  8. Thanks
    October 22, 2018

    Liat suck to go to St Maarten u have to either over night in Antigua or go to Barbados and reach there after three in the afternoon can’t even catch a flight on JetBlue to the us bull that

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