Business View Caribbean Dec. 2018 / Jan. 2019

20 21 FULLY COMMITTED The Anguilla Air and Sea Port Authority A mong the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, Anguilla is the largest in a composite of small is- lands and cays that collectively comprise a Brit- ish Territory populated by some 15,000 people. In addition to supporting a thriving financial services, private banking, and captive insurance industry, Anguilla’s economy has long benefitted from tourists drawn to the diving, the fishing, and the basking within the beauty of its local beach- es. The airport and seaports have been crucial to facilitating the flow of tourism dollars, and over time, another industry has developed in the form of ferry boat operators who transport passengers from one island to the next; visitors can even hop aboard a ferry and venture to nearby St. Martin in 20 minutes. In 2009, the Government of Anguilla officially turned over the management of the country’s air and seaports to what is known today as the Anguilla Air and Sea Port Authority (AASPA), with a mandate to run the facilities both properly and profitably. “We are a statutory body, answerable to the government through the Minister of Infra- structure and Communications,” says the AASPA’s Chairman of the Board, Marcel Fahie. AT A GLANCE THE ANGUILLA AIR AND SEA PORT AUTHORITY WHAT: A statutory body of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communications WHERE: The Valley, Anguilla WEBSITE: