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Striking LIAT pilots left stranded across the Caribbean

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT has confirmed that some of its pilots, who have been engaged in industrial action since Wednesday, have been left stranded away from their home base. “LIAT operates 10 ATR aircraft, the smaller ATR 42 which seats 48 passengers and the larger ATR 72 which seats 68 passengers. By refusing to fly the ATR 72 on ...

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Striking LIAT pilots left stranded across the Caribbean

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT has confirmed that some of its pilots, who have been engaged in industrial action since Wednesday, have been left stranded away from their home base. “LIAT operates 10 ATR aircraft, the smaller ATR 42 which seats 48 passengers and the larger ATR 72 which seats 68 passengers. By refusing to fly the ATR 72 on ...

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LIAT shareholder government condemns action by pilots

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT’s second largest shareholder, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, today condemnd the strike action of the pilots in their dispute over money, and the time-frame in which their earnings are to be paid. The industrial action taken by the pilots is in its second day, as members of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) ...

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U.S. Embassy can now ask Caribbean nationals for Facebook handle

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The United States Embassy in Bridgetown has confirmed that it can ask certain visa applications from the Caribbean for their social media handles to include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat and more. In responding to international media reports, the Embassy said the measure was implemented based on a March 6 2017 Memorandum from President Donald Trump. ...

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Customs officer and Venezuelans arrested in drug bust

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – The police have launched a probe into a suspected drug smuggling ring following the arrest of five people, including a customs officer, three Venezuelan nationals and a woman last Friday. The probe follows a drug raid in which cash and cocaine were seized at an apartment. The police report that during a joint raid with ...

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Pastor wins work permit appeal

HAMILTON, Bermuda – London-born Reverend Nicholas Tweed and the African Methodists Episcopal (AME) Church on Monday won their legal challenge against the decision by Home Affairs Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin not to grant him a work permit. Chief Justice Ian Kawaley also quashed a direction that Tweed, an outspoken critic of the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) government, had to settle his ...

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Government in no rush to establish oil refinery in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana government says it will take on board all advice before making any decision on the establishment of an oil refinery here. “We have to take on board all of the advice that is given and then at the appropriate time the minister (of Natural Resources) will bring a memorandum to Cabinet upon which we will ...

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Why we need to save our ocean now – not later

UNITED NATIONS – What if the blue fades away as seawaters become brown, coral reefs become white as marine grasslands wither and life below water vanishes? This is already happening at a staggering rate. It’s a lose-lose: for all people and for the planet. Fish stocks are declining. Around 80 percent of fishing is either collapsing or just fully exploited. ...

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