Speaking at the end of the recent summit of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was clear.

“We just have to close our eyes for a few seconds and appreciate the impact on the way of life of ordinary citizens and businesses in this region if LIAT were to cease its operations … There are economic consequences. I think the regional private sector needs to join forces with the governments and all of us in the region,” he told journalists.