If LIAT pulls out of Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Airlines will pick up the slack.

That’s according to Finance Minister Colm Imbert who says this country pulled out of LIAT’s affairs a long time ago.

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The statement comes as the cash-strapped regional airline moves to restructure its operations amid increasing financial burdens.

LIAT is seeking US$5.4 million to help it stay airborne.

During a press conference Friday, Minister Imbert criticized the media for what he said was scandalous reporting on the LIAT situation.