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Regional leaders told to Pay up

Regional leaders told to Pay up


Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is calling on leaders of the region to either pay up or shut up as it relates to the operations of the regional airline, LIAT.{{more}}

Gonsalves told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) on the weekend: “None of them putting up any money, you know. Talk is cheap. I am telling them they must put up money. I am fed up to hear other prime ministers, absolutely fed up. They have all kinds of solutions about LIAT, all kinds of suggestions, but they are asked to do one or two things, put equity in it or provide market support.”

For two days last week, the operations of the airline came to a standstill after pilots reported sick.

Gonsalves suggested that the prime ministers of this region who continuously talk about LIAT, stop talking about it and put money in it either in market support or equity.

The prime minister said that he was certain the new Trinidad and Tobago government would be helpful in keeping LIAT afloat as had been the case with the former Patrick Manning administration.