first_img Share LifestyleNewsPoliticsRegionalTravel Prime Ministers Browne and Gonsalves Disappointed in Harris Decision on LIAT by: Caribbean News Service – September 14, 2015 Share Share Prime Minister Gaston Browne (left and Prime Minister Ralph GonsalvesST JOHN’S, Antigua, Sep 14 2015 – Two regional prime ministers are taking issue with the refusal of St Kitts & Nevis, the sub-region’s fastest economy, to invest in LIAT.Prime Minister Gaston Browne said other countries which benefit from LIAT but do not wish to invest in it “were taking a very selfish position.”“You cannot have a situation where they continue equitably in the benefits of LIAT, but at the same time do now wish to share in any of its burden,” Browne is quoted as telling a LIAT shareholder governments’ news conference is St John’s.He reiterated his appeal for “the other countries within the region to reconsider their position.”Prime Minister Timothy Harris said recently that he would want to see LIAT demonstrate some level of financial viability before investing in it.However Gaston Brown said he has heard enough “tired excuses.”Chairman of the LIAT shareholder governments, St Vincent & the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said he did not hear Dr Harris’s remarks, but promised to raise it with him when next they speak.Meanwhile, St. Kitts Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant says he fully supports the position taken by Prime Minister Harris against investing in financially troubled regional airline LIAT.Dr Harris says LIAT’s Financial troubles do not make it an attractive investment option.He says his Team Unity administration would have to be convinced that an investment in LIAT at this stage makes sense.According to the prime minister, investing in LIAT would be simply bad financial decision making.Tourism Minister Grant agrees.center_img 337 Views   one comment Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img

Prime Ministers Browne and Gonsalves Disappointed in Harris Decision on LIAT

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