Foreign Affairs Minister EP Chet Greene is questioning why the St. Vincent Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is so keen on collapsing LIAT.

“For the life of me I can’t understand how someone so steeped in Caribbean integration, someone who is knowledgeable about the integration process, would be so moved as to collapse a regional institution in preference for what is clearly a localized arrangement that will benefit a single economy, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” he told a local radio station.

Gonsalves has been actively promoting  two St. Vincent Airlines to take over the route that LIAT once dominated. Prime Minister Gaston Browne says both Gonsalves and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley have shut down talks aimed at a new LIAT.

“Yes, nobody wants to hear the sound of the word loss or losses, but when you look at the global trend of the airline industry, since COVID, a number of airlines have folded. I don’t hear of anything being put on the table except narrow island interest where PM Gonsalves is saying he has two airlines – One Caribbean and SVG – which can fill the void left by LIAT,” Greene remarked.

Greene is calling on the Vincentian Prime Minister to reevaluate his position.

(Source:Antigua NewsRoom)

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  1. I f you don’t understand now you never will. Argyle International Airport is a white elephant. The man has always been jealous of Barbados, and more so of Antigua. The forma because they are the hub for the Caribbean and the latter because they are the home and main earner from LIAT.

    Making SVG the main hub for the regional airlines is the only dream of saviorism he has.

    That is why he is running and leapfrogging over you all to get that.

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