It is possible that LIAT will be naming one of its planes after Kirani James, in honor of the young man who made his country and the Caribbean proud.
This was a move proposed by Antigua’s Prime Minister, Baldwin Spencer, after the young Grenadian lad gave the spice isle their first gold medal. Spencer made the suggestion on Friday at an assembly of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
Prime Minister Spencer stated that naming an aircraft after James would be a fitting tribute. James, 19, won the 400 meters at the London Olympics.
LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer Captain Ian Brunton stated that James’ achievement is momentous for Grenada and the OESC and as such the airline will be honouring him with a tribute that is fitting for his accomplishment.
Antigua is a major shareholder of LIAT along with other Caribbean islands.