Former Barbados PM to be LIAT’s New Chairman

Owen Arthur has been announced as LIAT’s new Chairman.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Tuesday January 7, 2020 – Another Barbadian is set to lead the Board of the Antigua-based regional airline LIAT.

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur will succeed, Jean Holder as Chairman of the financially-troubled carrier, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced over the weekend.

“I have to tell you, I don’t think there could be any better candidate,” he said in making the announcement.

“Owen Arthur would have spent a large amount of his prime ministerial equity ensuring the survival of LIAT, and now that it is at the crossroads again, I think that Owen is the right person to lead LIAT out of these difficulties.”

Although not going into details, Browne said some changes are on the cards for LIAT and he believes the airline has “a very bright future” ahead.

“We have come to a consensus on the way forward,” he said, explaining that “a lot of the differences that existed we’ve been able to resolve them”.

Holder announced his retirement last month, informing LIAT shareholders that after 16 years as a Director and Chairman of LIAT, he would not be available for nomination for the next term.

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