Hope is being expressed about keeping LIAT flying and at the same time easing the need for Barbadian taxpayers to pump millions of dollars into the airline annually.

At least that is what the government of Antigua and Barbuda is saying.

However, there is still uncertainty about any such move.

When contacted last night, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said her Government was still awaiting a firm proposal from the Antiguan government.

“Barbados is not in the practice of shouting across the Caribbean waters; that is not our style. When there is a substantive proposal we will consult our stakeholders and share it with the people of Barbados,” said Mottley. She, however, assured that “Barbados is committed to ensuring that people can travel between countries in the region. (SP)

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