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Home > LIAT responds to reports of alleged theft onboard its aircraft

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, February 11, 2011 – LIAT wishes to refute certain statements published in recent articles in the Virgin Islands and St. Kitts and Nevis.

Based on reports received during our preliminary investigations:

  • Mr. Bevis Sylvester was not the last passenger to deplane, as one article suggests
  • There is no record to support the claim that Mr. Sylvester identified an employee with whom he pleaded to return his phone
  • Mr. Sylvester was assisted by LIAT representatives on duty who responded to his complaint that he could not locate his phone
  • There is insufficient evidence to state that the alleged theft occurred onboard the aircraft or by a LIAT employee.

 LIAT considers the allegations to be extremely serious. The Company has been in contact with the passenger and LIAT’s Security Department is continuing its investigations into the incident.


 About LIAT

LIAT is one of the leading Caribbean airlines. It is owned by regional shareholders, with the major shareholders being the Governments of Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. More information about LIAT may be found at .

Media contact:

Desmond Brown, Corporate Communications Manager, LIAT (1974) Limited, Head Office, Sealey Building, Sir George Walter Highway, Antigua. Telephone: +268 480 5600, fax: +268 480 5638 and email:

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