LIAT’s CEO, Julie Reifer-Jones, has officially announced her resignation. She was the first female ever to hold the role with the regional carrier which she held for three years. Reifer-Jones expressed gratitude to the staff for their support, and urged them to continue the fight in maintaining successful regional air travel.
Meanwhile, the Gaston Browne administration has come to the rescue of LIAT workers who have not been paid their salaries for July. LIAT, which employed more than 600 workers, kept on about 100 employees when it was forced to stop flying in March, after the COVID-19 pandemic led to countries closing their borders.
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Browne said the Cabinet agreed to make available $2.8 million to cover certain LIAT expenses, half of which will go towards paying the staff for the past month.