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Red Jet will not last as long as ‘Miss Janey Fire’

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Tue, Aug 16. 2011

Editor: One Winston Strachan, apparently a Grenadian now living in Britain, (in a letter to the editor of caribbeannewsnow.com) believes “it’s time for Grenada to give LIAT the Red Card”.

Mr. Strachan seems to be one of those ungrateful persons who enjoyed the services of LIAT over the years without Grenada contributing to the operations of the region airline.{{more}}

Strachan and others seem to be dazzled by the “cheap fares” now being offered by Red Jet. A Grade One student would readily understand that the low fares now offered by Red Jet are unsustainable. Red Jet may not last as long as “Miss Janey Fire”.

Some regional government officials [“no name, no warrant”] may have vested interests in the operations of Red Jet. The introduction of cheap-fare airline services may very well be a ploy to take LIAT out of the sky. Whatever their motivation, until our international airport becomes operational, with several airlines competing to serve our air transportation needs, SVG should give no consideration to the likes of Red Jet.

It is not in the interest of Vincentians to have LIAT grounded. Dr. Gonsalves and the ULP government must now fight to keep Red Jet out of SVG air space and help to keep LIAT viable. For now, give Red Jet the off-side whistle.

As well, the owners of LIAT – Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines – should ensure that all countries which enjoy the services of this Caribbean airline pay their fair share towards its operations.

Wade Kojo Williams, Sr.

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