[Barbados] Ground breaking for Civil Aviation Building

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[Barbados] Ground breaking for Civil Aviation Building

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[Barbados] Ground breaking for Civil Aviation Building
CBC NEWS
Monday, 31 March 2014

A comprehensive overhaul of Barbados' civil aviation sector is under way, and it will eventually see this country upgraded from category two, to category one status.

The move could also generate new foreign investment.

A major step in this direction was taken Monday with a ground breaking ceremony for a new civil aviation building.

The new building will be home to the Civil Aviation Department, the Meteorological Office and the Air Transport Licensing Authority.

Addressing the ground breaking ceremony, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy said government is committed to building a comprehensive aviation industry.

Mr. Sealy explained that category one status would open doors for new foreign investment.

Meanwhile, the minister also expressed regret about the poor state of the building presently housing aviation staff, which was actually condemned by health officials last year.

Government was paying annual rent of more than two hundred thousand dollars for the building.

He said for the duration of the construction at Charnocks, staff will be temporarily relocated to a section of the Grantley Adams airport's main building that recently became available.

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Re: [Barbados] Ground breaking for Civil Aviation Building

Unread post by bimjim » Tue Apr 01, 2014

Barbados, once the shining example of how a Caribbean country could be advanced with care and forethought, now a disgusting filthy backwater of incompetence and waste, brought there by the self-important do-nothing pigs of politicians who care more for their giant Tiger shrimp, broken promises and chatting absolute nonsense while the country goes to ruin.

So spend it now, ladies and gentlemen of Parliament, because soon there will be none to spend!!

And if you think just a new building will solve the Category One problem, think again. ICAO's Category rating is for the country and its official ability to oversee the regulations, not for the airport, so as long as you keep promoting career air traffic controllers to senior levels of officialdom that Category One will remain beyond your grasp.

You "leaders" don't get it, and probably never will... you must satisfy the FAA/ICAO that the people who do the oversight - the Inspectors and the Director General or Director - are properly qualified, experienced, know what they are doing, cannot be fooled - and that they actually go out perform real and valid inspections on what they oversee. That has not been the case for DECADES in Barbados, and until you spend the money properly for the RIGHT PEOPLE to bring Barbados WAY up to the proper standards - and keep them there - the country will always be Category Two.

So go ahead and spend yet another US$100 million on a broken LIAT, falling tourism, free passenger give-aways, long trips for politicians and their friends to promote the island, and all the other waste you are now fully accustomed to. The fact is that - even if you get Category One - so much damage has been done to Barbados' reputation that nobody will want to start an aviation business there anyway.

You want new airlines based in Barbados? With all the red tape and bureaucracy? With all the taxes? With strict controls on foreign currency? With all the NONSENSE that goes on at the airport? Dream on, brothers and sisters, dream on... over the last two decades the politicians have made very sure that for a long time Barbados will suffer for new business in the eastern Caribbean.

As the FAA said when they left last time, call me again in about ten years and we will take another look. Until then, keep Fumbling along.

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