The Antigua and Barbuda government has promised to “fight” people it says are bent on preventing the restructuring of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT.

“All I have to say to them is that LIAT is bigger than them and the aviation sector is also bigger than them. We know that there is displacement. They have to allow us to build back LIAT and as we build it back there will be re-employment opportunities for them, but if some of those bad eggs are trying to pursue certain strategies to undermine LIAT, we’re going to fight them,” Antigua’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said.

Speaking on his weekend radio programme, Browne, whose administration is leading the efforts to ensure the re-capitalisation of the airline, reiterated his position that a new LIAT should be leaner and profitable.

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