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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves yesterday publicly disagreed with his Grenadian counterpart Dr Keith Mitchell on the financial problems facing LIAT and the “politics” behind some of its decisions, while again appealing to regional governments to invest in the Antigua-based carrier.

Gonsalves, who is the chairman of LIAT’s shareholder governments, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that he was disappointed with Mitchell’s statement at the opening of the CARICOM summit here.

“I think Prime Minister Mitchell’s speech (Tuesday) night was unfortunate,” he said. “Of course we disagree on LIAT, but to say that the decisions which are made in relation to LIAT at the board level are political, he just doesn’t get.”

Speaking during the ceremonial opening of the summit, Mitchell, the incoming CARICOM chairman, said transportation remained the lifeblood of regional integration. (CMC)

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