October 20, 2021


20th October 1956 – Leeward Island Air Transport Services ‘LIAT’ was founded in Montserrat by Kittitian Sir Frank Delisle. With only a single six-seater twin engine plane, operations began with flights between Antigua and Montserrat.  With the acquisition of 75% by British West Indies Airlines (BWIA) in 1957, LIAT was able to expand its wings …

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ACB Caribbean

October 20, 1955 – ACB CARIBBEAN, formerly known as the Antigua Commercial Bank was incorporated as The Antigua Co-operative Bank Limited. It registered a share capital of EC$100,000 and became the country’s first indigenous bank and public company.  The Bank’s operations started on January 3, 1956, at the former Chelsea Building on Newgate Street in …

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