Private Motion – Closure of BWIA
House of Representatives - 5th Session - 8th Republican Parliament
WHEREAS the Government has taken the unprecedented decision to close down the operations of BWIA and in the process retrenched, through VSEP, hundreds of BWIA workers as at December 31, 2006:
AND WHEREAS the Government in the mid-1990s initiated a failed policy of the privatization and sell-out of BWIA to Edward Acker;
AND WHEREAS air transport is crucial and vital to the economic and social interest of the people of Trinidad and Tobago, and by extension, the people of the region;
AND WHEREAS it is the intention of the Government to seek private sector participation on a national and regional basis in the ownership of the new airline;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Government provide to the Parliament a detailed account, explanation and rationale for its decision to close down the operations of BWIA as at December 31, 2006.
(By the Member for Nariva)