LIAT Adds Another New Plane to Fleet

Above: Captain Chris Cameron and Captain Phil Gunsam in the new ATR (Photo: LIAT) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean air carrier LIAT has added another new ATR-72 aircraft to its fleet, the company announced. The latest ATR-72 was delivered […]


Working to Build "The New LIAT"

Above: a new LIAT ATR-72 By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT’s new Acting CEO Julie Reifer-Jones made her first public statement this week with a letter to staff vowing to build a “new LIAT.” “At the new LIAT, we are […]


Caribbean Idea: Should Virgin Buy LIAT?

CARIBBEAN air carrier LIAT’s recent struggles have been widely publicized. It’s even been suggested that the company merge with another regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines. Some have even said that Venezuela could throw its hat in the ring. (There are 11 […]


LIAT Accepts Ian Brunton's Resignation, Names Acting CEO

Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff The Board of Directors of regional air carrier LIAT has accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Ian Brunton and named an interim replacement, it announced Wednesday. Brunton’s resignation will take […]

Op-Ed: How to Fix LIAT

By Robert MacLellan Op-Ed Contributor SOME MIGHT believe that, for the second time in only three years, Captain Ian Brunton has been made a scapegoat by the board of directors of a Caribbean airline company – fired as CEO of […]

LIAT CEO Ian Brunton Resigns

Above: a LIAT plane By Alexander Britell LIAT CEO Ian Brunton has tendered his resignation, the company confirmed to Caribbean Journal on Monday. The move comes during a period of struggle for the Caribbean’s regional airline, which recently begun a […]


LIAT Returns ATR Plane to Service Following Technical Issues

Above: a LIAT ATR By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT has returned one of its new ATR planes to service after grounding it for technical issues. The ATR 72 had been grounded in Barbados for about a week due to […]

LIAT Shareholders Sign Agreement For $65 Million CDB Loan

Above: a new LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT shareholder governments Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and Barbados have signed off on a $65 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank. The loan, […]

Op-Ed: An Open Letter to LIAT

By Gregor Nassief Op-Ed Contributor Dear Directors: Re: Heads must roll I respectfully ask you, on behalf of the people of the Caribbean, and the people that visit the Caribbean, and especially on behalf of the people of Dominica who […]


LIAT Shareholders Getting $65 Million Loan to Modernize Fleet

Above: a new LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Four shareholder governments of Caribbean air carrier LIAT will be receiving a total of $65 million in loans from the Caribbean Development Bank to support the purchase of new aircraft […]

LIAT Makes First Flight to Ogle International Airport in Guyana

Above: Ogle Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT has officially launched service from Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport to Guyana’s Ogle International Airport. The company launched its first flight on Saturday, the first of what will be daily scheduled […]

Will Venezuela Invest in LIAT?

Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela has expressed an interest in investing in regional air carrier LIAT, according to Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The Prime Minister revealed the interest during a press conference this week […]


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