Shareholder Governments Discuss LIAT

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Monday 22nd October, 2018-Shareholder governments of LIAT met today in the Grenadian Capital St. George’s to discuss the future of the Antiguan based airline.

The Grenadian Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell speaking ahead of today’s meeting said:

“Today’s meeting could be a defining moment for the future of LIAT as we discuss the varying roles of shareholder governments, stakeholders and the private sector. The underlying premise of the discussions is that the travelling public must be better served and intra-regional travel encouraged.”

A government statement said that the meeting was expected to discuss a number of options intended to secure the future viability of the Antigua-based regional carrier.

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

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

The agenda items for the OECS Heads of Government 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 organs will also be discussed including the OECS Commission and the reports of the Council of Ministers.