Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 19th 2013 Contents Trade Minister Vasant Bharath at the head of the table during his meeting with senior officials of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and
Investment and the Consumer Affairs Division.
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NEW YORK---JetBlue Airways has announced
its expanded winter schedule in the Caribbean,
featuring more flights. With the planned launch
of service to two new destinations, the airline
will serve the region with an average of 200
In addition to its own network growth, JetBlue
also announced the signing of two new interline
agreements with Liat and Seaborne Airlines and
growth of its existing partnership with Cape Air.
This expands the single-ticket options for cus-
tomers into several additional Caribbean desti-
JetBlue has announced five new Caribbean
routes that will launch in the coming months,
including service to two new destinations---Port-
au-Prince, Haiti and Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and
The carrier plans to meet peak winter demand
by deploying its brand new Airbus A321 aircraft
to a variety of Caribbean destinations. The A321
is outfitted with 190 seats, featuring the most
legroom in coach and will boost the number of
seats per departure by 40 compared to JetBlue s
current 150-seat A320 aircraft.
With the new interline agreements, Liat now
offers JetBlue customers connections to several
new destinations including Antigua, Grenada, St
Kitts, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, when
transferring at Barbados and St Maarten.
Seaborne Airlines also opens up several new
destinations for JetBlue customers, including St
Kitts, Dominica, and Guadeloupe and Martinique
in the French Caribbean, all via San Juan, Puerto
Rico, as well as connections to La Romana,
Dominican Republic on a daily basis. In addition,
Seaborne will offer more flight options for cus-
tomers connecting at San Juan to and from both
US and British Virgin Islands. Seaborne s regional
network includes 11 destinations from San Juan
and a total of 625 weekly departures. JetBlue-
Seaborne itineraries are now available for sale
through travel agencies.
JetBlue s longstanding partnership with Cape
Air has been expanded with new destinations
available via San Juan: Culebra, Puerto Rico, and
Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. With
service to two unspoiled island destinations, which
is expected to kick off in early 2014, Cape Air will
serve a total of nine destinations from San Juan
including options like Anguilla and Nevis.
"It s shaping up to be a great winter in the
Caribbean region, with more JetBlue flights and
more choices for travelers than ever before," said
Scott Laurence, JetBlue s vice president of network
planning. "Destination after destination, the
Caribbean continues to embrace JetBlue s unique
brand of service. We re excited to offer flights to
25 great getaways this winter plus even more des-
tinations through our partnerships with Cape Air,
LIAT, and Seaborne Airlines."
The Consumer Affairs Division, once
an agency under the Ministry of Legal
Affairs, was recently reassigned to the Min-
istry of Trade, Industry and Investment.
New line minister Vasant Bharath has had
his first official meeting with officials of
the Division to "chart a way forward, going
back to basics".
The meeting also included presentations
by senior staff in the areas of research and
planning; consumer protection; human
resources; legal and communications. Min-
ister Bharath outlined the realignment of
roles of the agencies of exporTT Limited,
invesTT Limited, EXIM Bank, among others.
"We need to change the perception that
Consumer Affairs is a toothless bulldog,"
the minister said as he undercored the need
to "change the way we do business".
With this realignment, Bharath said he
sees all stakeholders collaborating on "bring-
ing consumer affairs and consumer protec-
tion into the 21st century".
Included in the ministry s mandate is
reducing the cost of living in T&T. Bharath
said he sees the role of the Consumer Affairs
Division as monitoring prices and educating
consumers on making wise purchasing
There were calls more attention to con-
sumer research and for the establishment
of a dedicated and aggressive consumer
outreach programme with a focus on edu-
The Ministry of Trade team at the meeting
included Joycelyn Hunte, permanent sec-
retary (Ag); Edwina Leacock, senior technical
advisor; Pamela Job, administrative officer
V; and Troy Cameron, senior human
resources officer III.
The Consumer Affairs Division team was
Denise Duncan, deputy permanent secretary
(Ag); Lydia Barnett-Roper, director, Human
Resources; Simone Mora-Quinones, acting
director,Research and Planning Unit; and
Dexter Morgan, directorm, Consumer Guid-
ance; Janelle Smith, legal officer; and Joanna
Ramkissoon, public affairs officer.
Consumer Affairs now
under Trade Ministry
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