UPDATED January 23, 2014: NICE Radio apologizes to PM Gonsalves for inaccurately repeating BFP story!
Hey folks, NICE Radio has apologized to Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves for claiming that the PM owns two LIAT aircraft, and blames BFP.
Well guess what: NICE Radio must have inaccurately reported our article and left out the part where we say…
“That is if Skyhigh is correct, and he is anonymous so take that with lots of salt. BFP is only an anonymous blog ya know!
But now that Skyhigh identified the exact aircraft, we think that PM Gonsalves should clear the air…
Well, Prime Minister Gonsalves… do you or any of your family have anything to do with leasing aircraft to LIAT?
Yes, or no?”
Interesting though: St. Vincent has no integrity legislation and we don’t see the PM himself making a statement denying that he or his family own any interest in the aircraft leased to LIAT. Hey… maybe it’s the Mongoose Gang that’s behind all this?
Original story published January 17, 2014…
“The Prime Minister of St.Vincent thinks he is Chavez but he has a long way to go… however we all know he is just protecting his investment because he owns airplanes that he leases to LIAT. (V2-LGI AND V2-GG)
So In fact if LIAT shuts down he will loose considerably…”
BFP reader Skyhigh on The not so secret LIAT Airlines incident
American Airlines pilot and Barbados Free Press reader Skyhigh says that the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, owns two of the aircraft leased to LIAT airlines.
The deHavilland / Bombardier Dash 8 300 Series airliners carry registrations V2-LGI and V2-GG.
The conflict of interest arises because SVG is one of the major shareholders in LIAT. Government funds are involved and Prime Minister Gonsalves is heavily involved in decision making about the airline. Continue reading