Work resumes on Barbuda airport

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Work has resumed on the airport in Barbuda, months after an injunction was filed to stop the construction.
According to the weekly Cabinet notes, prepared by Government’s Chief of Staff Lionel “Max” Hurst, work has recommenced on the new runway, with the expectation that the site will be completed by December 2018.
The work will include construction of a perimeter fence.
He also indicated that the source of funding to build a highway from the airport to River Road was also determined, but
he did not give further details.
Work on the facility was halted on August 2, 2018 when Barbudans John Mussington and Jacklyn Beazer were successful in filing an injunction in the High Court to stop the construction. The injunction was lifted by the Court of Appeal in September.
Attorneys representing the government’s interest have since filed for costs and are awaiting further instructions from the court before moving forward.
During an interview, Attorney-at-law Dr. David Dorsett noted government has suffered significant damages, which is well in excess of $1.35 million.

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