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The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will see a change in leadership on Wednesday, when Justice Adrian Saunders takes over from Sir Dennis Byron. The transition will take place as a part of the activities before the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Montego Bay, Jamaica. The event will be live-streamed. In March of this year, it was announced that Justice Saunders, after an exhaustive international search, would be appointed the CCJ’s third President. “He has been a judge at the CCJ since 2005 and has contributed immensely to the administration and judicial functions of the Court,” the CCJ said in a release on Tuesday. Justice Saunders is also the Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO) and the Course Director of the Halifax-based Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute’s CJEI’s Intensive Study Programme. He is also one of the Institute’s Direc
LIAT has reinstated its Antigua to St Thomas service that the company discontinued on March 14, 2017. As of Monday July 2, and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday thereafter, the company will operate one flight out of V.C. Bird International Airport to the United States Virgin Island of St. Thomas. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LIAT, Julie Reifer-Jones said there were a number of challenges in the past including cost and demand which contributed to the suspension of service, but there was always an indication that service would be reintroduced. “We decided to reinstitute this flight because we have had a lot of requests from St. Thomas and from passengers who want to go to St. Thomas to continue the service to that island,” she said. The CEO stated that LIAT was in talks with authorities to ensure the longevity of the service. “Because this market is seasonal, we will continue to monitor it, but on this round, there are more discussions with the government and airport authorit
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