July 27 -- CARICOM
Chairman and Prime Minister of St.
Kitts-Nevis Dr. Denzil Douglas has indicated his
agreement with the resolution of issues surrounding
low-cost airline REDjet’s efforts to offer services in
Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Chairman said that the the resolution of the matter
displays the willingness of Member States to "bring
about a positive outcome speaks to their commitment to
the regional integration enterprise."
Dr. Douglas was also fully behind an initiative to
include the Federation in the airline’s routes. In a
release from the Office of the Prime Minister, he
asserted: “We have said to them (REDjet), we are ready
to receive you here in St. Kitts and Nevis. Our people
need to be able to have alternatives and competition is
important. We believe that it will not only improve on
efficiency and reliability of other carriers, but to a
large extent impact positively on the fares,”
He revealed that his government had already given the
green light for the airline to operate flights to St.
Kitts, stating: “We would want to have REDjet operate
from Barbados to St. Kitts, from St. Kitts to St.
Maarten and then back to Barbados, and then on to
Guyana. We believe that is a route that our people would
love. That is what we are working on.”
REDjet, which is based in Barbados, received approval
last week to fly into Trinidad and Jamaica, and is
scheduled to make an announcement today on new routes
involving the noted destinations.