Here is a Press Release from the the Guyanese Consulate in Barbados, Mr. Norman Faria. To summarize, he is alleging that Guyana bound flights from Grantley Adams Airport are experiencing a high level of baggage left behind. He has has called for a probe to be initiated into the affair.
Thanks to our reliable source
NEWS RELEASE (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) Guyana Honorary Consulate #19 Pearl Drive,Eden terrace St.Michael, Barbados 23 August 2007
The Guyana Consulate in Barbados is making a probe into reports that a “disturbingly high number” of Guyana-bound airline passengers are having their luggage left behind in Barbados’ airport ….
According to a news release from the Consulate, Honorary Consul Norman Faria was has been in contact with LIAT Barbados manager Mr.Oliver Harewood. He is also to raise the matter with offices of other airlines on the Guyana route. .
The aim of the probe is to determine the extent of any problem and to see how Guyana-bound passengers can always travel with their luggage as is their right..
“It appears that the number of pieces of luggage is not as great as the 240 cited by one report.. However, the Consulate will do all its can to ensure that any luggage at the Barbados airport is sent speedily on its way. If indeed the problem is caused by overbooking or other ways, this is unsatisfactory and needs to be addressed. Let us hope, in the case with LIAT, the Consulate probe doesn’t give credence to the joke that the acronym LIAT still stands for Luggage In Any Terminal,.” said the Consulate release adding that the probe compliments the work of the authorities in Guyana having dialogues with airline representatives there..
First it was discriminatory practices against Guyanese at our ports of entry, then denial that Guyanese are involved in an unacceptably high number of crimes in Barbados, then it was reluctance to confirm the number of Guyanese currently residing in Barbados, now aspirations on our airport. Why is it that issues between the Guyanese and Barbados always are played out in public? What has become of the art of negotiating behind close doors? We can feel in our bones that this Guyanese issue is close to flash point.
What does LIAT have in common with Norma Faria? Come on take a guess!
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