BARBADOS AND TRINIDAD and Tobago on a collision course over the failure of the low-budget regional airline REDjet to get a licence to fly into the twin-island republic.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart yesterday threw down the gauntlet, accusing the Trinidad and Tobago government of “second-guessing” the credibility of its aviation officials on the safety of the airline. He said he was willing to “play the game” the Kamla Persad-Bissessar administration was playing.
“We in Barbados certified REDjet in Barbados as safe,” Stuart said after emerging from a session of the Heads of Government talks here in St Kitts. “We are being second-guessed on that. Other people certify their aircraft and we don’t second-guess them.
“I made that point at the meeting [of CARICOM leaders], but if this is the way these issues are going to be handled, I only want to know the rules. I just want to now how people are playing the game; I can play the game as well as they can play it.”
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