ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda, Friday, January 10, 2020 (CMC) – The cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, has named a new Board of Directors, saying that the members have demonstrated “exceptional records of performance and service to the industry and to the region”.
LIAT said the new Board, which was announced, following the airline’s meeting, here, on Monday, includes former Barbados civil servant, Juanita Thorington Powlett; businessman, Mark Maloney; Michael Holder; Robert Riley; Carolyn Tonge; Lennox Weston; Sir Robin Yearwood; and banker, Isaac Solomon.
The Board will be chaired by former Barbados Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, and the airline said it was looking forward to working together with the new Board “to foster and strengthen regional transportation and integration”.
The airline said that it has already given Arthur a charge, to meet with regional leaders on ways to stabilize the Antigua-based airline.
“The new chairman has been tasked, by the board, to undertake a special assignment, to meet with regional prime ministers to discuss sustainability of the airline,” LIAT said in a statement, adding “this assignment will be supported by other directors and the management team of the airline”.
It said Arthur has served the “Caribbean as a learned statesman, including his work presiding over the regional process to revise the Treaty of Chaguaramas to establish the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME)”, which allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labour and services across the region.
The shareholder governments of the airline,, which employs over 600 people and operates 491 flights weekly across 15 destinations, are: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada.