[Barbados] A "new" Civil Aviation Authority - but not yet

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[Barbados] A "new" Civil Aviation Authority - but not yet

Unread post by islandflyer » Mon Dec 03, 2012

(Taken from today's Daily Nation in Barbados - 3 Dec 2012)
Government is still some way from establishing a Civil Aviation Authority although much groundwork has been done.

During a service at the St Martin’s Anglican Church, St Philip yesterday in commemoration of Civil Aviation Week, Minister of International Transport George Hutson said a specialist aviation regulator would bring into focus the important role aviation plays in Barbados’ development and encourage greater air traffic.

“It is the intention of Government to encourage more aircraft to use our facilities so to this end my ministry is pursuing the establishment of a Civil Aviation Authority which we believe will further enhance the work of the Civil Aviation Department,” he said.

Hutson said Government had negotiated several regional and international air service agreements and had completed an airport master plan.
Goodness, it really does take years and years to inplement recommendations, such as abandoning the CAD and establishing an independent CAA! Will anyone be foolish enough to guess when the process will be completed? Did they only now realise the important role aviation plays in Barbados' development? Good thing that Uncle George is pushing "his" ministry to establish a CAA - like it was all his idea! Way to go, George!

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Re: A "new" Civil Aviation Authority - but not yet

Unread post by bimjim » Mon Dec 03, 2012

I was told (officially, by the Man himself) two years ago that a CAA would be established, and that the legislation would be published in the House in a year - that is, by December of last year.

That process is now already a year late - I wonder how much longer it will take them to actually establish the Authority and then house it elsewhere?

Hmmm, the next Cat 1 review is in April so, at this rate, these folks are already "not serious" and definitely "not ready" for prime time!! And as I gaze into my huge faux-crystal ball I see definitely a Cat 2 rating in Barbados' future! And I also see that when that happens the Man will STILL be wondering why!!

The Americans/FAA are still playing "global policeman", and they don't move at the speed of, well, shrimp. Nor do they tolerate going around in the kinds of indecisive endless rings such as the Man seems to like to see on a platter.

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Re: A "new" Civil Aviation Authority - but not yet

Unread post by islandflyer » Tue Dec 04, 2012

Shrimp platter?

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Unread post by bimjim » Tue Dec 04, 2012

Well, I guess SOMEbody eventually had to say it... !!

I used to think he was being treated unfairly, but after my dealings with him for the last two years (or more) I think he has those 10-18 angels forever dancing in his day-dreams and preventing him from actually doing any productive work.

And his Boss seems to have SOMEthing dancing in his daydreams too, because he has the same problem - lack of decision-making and productivity.

In my eyes the Man's performance is so bad methinks he attends public functions just for the potential of meeting more of his dream platters with those rings of fat little cherubs on them, not for the press or the face time!!

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