Barbadian LIAT workers who last month appealed to Prime Minister Mia Mottley for help, have received a one-off gift payment of B$2,000 (K$825) and they will soon get long-term assistance.
This was announced following a 90-minute zoom conversation with dozens of former employees of the regional airline who have been on the breadline for over a year.
Last month, some of the former LIAT employees were in tears as they recounted hardships suffered since losing their jobs at the airline with no severance, no pay in lieu of notices and some salaries outstanding.
LIAT is headquartered in Antigua & Barbuda and operates to several destinations across the Caribbean. It is currently under administration.