ST LUCIA – Government of St Lucia clarifies position on LIAT


Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has clarified the Government of Saint Lucia’s position on LIAT following reports carried by local and regional media that Saint Lucia will subsidise the airline. “We support LIAT as a regional airline and remain committed to seeing the necessary restructuring and some real change in operations at LIAT,” explained Prime Minister Chastanet. “We have been consistent in our position on LIAT in that we propose that the airline operate on a strictly commercial basis. We have not yet made a decision on subsidising LIAT. What we have agreed to is a meeting to discuss some of the issues relevant to the airline. We look forward to continued dialogue with the OECS and other stakeholders on the future of the airline.” Over the weekend, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said that the governments of Grenada and St Lucia have agreed to subsidise the operations of LIAT. These governments have been two of the airline’s biggest critics and a
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