POND ISLAND:— The challenges being faced by InselAir airlines from Curacao and PAWA Dominicana airlines in the Dominican Republic, has the full attention of Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Cornelius de Weever.
The Minister received reports about the grounding of aircraft by civil aviation authorities in those two countries and has been monitoring the situation very closely.
Minister De Weever has discussed the current issue with the Department of Civil Aviation, Shipping and Maritime Affairs to look into the matter and give advice on possible solutions.
The Council of Ministers (COM) are well aware of the challenges being confronted by the two airlines and the social as well as economic implications (airlift) for country Sint Maarten.
COM is looking into possible immediate solutions especially where it concerns Social Health Insurances (SZV) patients who were sent to either Curacao or the Dominican Republic for medical care.