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Sandals Chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart Receives Tourism Icon Award at UNWTO Conference

Chairman and founder of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, was this week honoured at the UNWTO, Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank’s Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism. At the Conference’s Gala Dinner and Tourism Icon Awards, held on Wednesday, the UNWTO, in association with Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism, presented Mr. Stewart with the Global Legend of the Caribbean Award in recognition of his long and outstanding contribution to sustainable global tourism growth and to job creation in the Caribbean….

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BREAKING NEWS: LIAT Pilots Strike Again, Flights Disrupted

Moments after announcing an increase in flights to disaster affected islands, LIAT has released a statement advising the travelling public of industrial action by the members of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA). This action, the airline says, has stemmed from the union’s disagreement with a company decision. “The Management of LIAT, this morning, met with LIALPA in an effort to quickly resolve this issue with the pilots and restore services to the travelling public. However our flight services still remain disrupted,” the airline said in a statement on…

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LIAT Increases Flights Into Affected Territories

LIAT, the Caribbean Airline, will next week increase its scheduled commercial flights into the territories affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The airline has been working to restore capacity to the affected territories as they continue their rebuilding efforts. The airline will increase its flights into Dominica, St. Maarten, and Tortola. This will provide greater connectivity for passengers within and outside the LIAT network. Interim Chief Commercial Officer, Audra Walker noted that demand is improving and the airline has been working closely with the relevant authorities to rebuild capacity to…

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LIAT Flight Network Continues to be Affected By Above Normal Hurricane Season

Several destinations in the LIAT network were affected by Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria continues its trek the Caribbean and LIAT continues to monitor its progress and its effects on our destinations. Due to the closure of several airports as well as in the interest of passenger and crew safety, several flights have been cancelled. Please note that the following flights have been cancelled for Wednesday 20th September, 2017: LI 773 from Antigua to Barbados LI 381 from Antigua to Dominica LI 381 from Dominica to Barbados LI 300 from Barbados…

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Disaster Management Regional Travel & Tourism 

LIAT Announces 49 Flight Disruptions Between Friday and Saturday Due to Hurricane Jose

LIAT says due to effects of the passage of Hurricane Irma and impending passage of Hurricane Jose that several destinations have been affected. As a result of the closure of several airports in the northern part of the network as well in the interest of the safety of our passengers and crew, several flights have been cancelled. Please note that the following flights have been cancelled for Friday 8th September, 2017:  LI 309 from Antigua to St. Lucia LI 523 from Antigua to Dominica LI 523 from Dominica to Barbados…

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LIAT Announces 26 Flight Disruptions Due to Hurricane Jose

LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to effects of the passage of Hurricane Irma and impending passage of Hurricane Jose that several destinations have been affected. A Hurricane watch is in effect for Antigua & Barbuda. A Tropical Storm watch is in effect for St. Kitts and Nevis. As a result of the closure of several airports in the northern part of the network as well in the interest of the safety of our passengers and crew, several flights have been cancelled. Please note that the following flights have…

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LIAT Hurricane Advisory: Over 70 Fight Cancellations Announced Over Three Days

LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Irma that several destinations will be affected. The Miami based National Hurricane Center has advised that Irma is expected to affect the north eastern Leeward Islands as a major hurricane. Hurricane warnings are in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis, St. Maarten and portions of the Leeward Islands. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico and Tortola. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Dominica. In the interest of…

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Advisory 2: LIAT Announces Flight Disruptions Due to Irma

LIAT has advised passengers that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Irma that several destinations will be affected. The Miami based National Hurricane Center has advised that Irma is expected to affect the north eastern Leeward Islands as a major hurricane. Hurricane watches are in effect for Antigua, Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis, St. Maarten and portions of the Leeward Islands. In the interest of passenger and crew safety, several flights have been retimed and/or cancelled. Please note that the following flights have been cancelled for…

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LIAT Issues Travel Advisory Ahead of Hurricane Irma

LIAT has advised passengers that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Irma, several destinations in LIAT’s network may be affected. Based on official sources, Hurricane Irma is expected to move over or near the north eastern Leeward Islands. LIAT will continue to monitor official advisories and advise passengers of any changes to our operations. Passengers who have flights over the next week (4th – 11th September) to islands north of Dominica that may be in the projected path will be allowed to make changes to their reservations. LIAT will…

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Gaston Tells “some” Islands to Stop Making Excuses and Support LIAT

Prime Minister, Hon. Gaston Browne, has called on his Caribbean Community (CARICOM) colleagues to ‘step up to the plate’ and to contribute towards the continued operations of LIAT. Speaking at the CARICOM 28th Intercessional Meeting in Guyana on Thursday, PM Browne noted that the Antigua-based regional airline is a ‘very important institution’ that is critical to the integration movement. He said LIAT must be operated on the basis of ‘shared benefits and shared burden’ as he urged his colleagues to contribute to the upkeep of the airline. “Some countries continue to make…

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