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The entire board of the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) has been replaced one year before their appointments were officially expected to have ended.

On January 15, all six members of the Keith Thomas-chaired AATT tendered their resignations.

The other members were Colonel Lyle Alexander, Joseph Granville, Earl Wilson, Dawn Callender and Reshma Maharaj.

These six members were re-appointed to the AATT board for a period of two years effective February 7, last year.

It was their second two-year appointment to the board after first being appointed on January 23, 2018.

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan said there was nothing untoward with resignations and that it was simply a replacement of the AATT board.

The AATT’s Corporate Communications Manager Zola Joseph yesterday said Vishnu Dhanpaul has been named the AATT chairman.

Dhanpaul and five others were appointed to the AATT board for a period of two years, with effect from January 20

The other members of the board are James Philbert as Deputy Chairman, and Adana Bain, Savitree Seepersad, Mark Romany, Dhanmattee Ramdath, Christopher Alcazar and Jamil Sulaimani as members.

The AATT is a statutory body established by the Airports Authority Act, No 49 of 1979.

It falls under the portfolio of the Ministry of Works and Transport.

The mandate of the AATT is to develop and manage its airport estates, including the development, maintenance and improvement of its facilities, so as to ensure the availability of efficient, secure and safe aviation services and commercial viability.

Both international airports, the Piarco International Airport and the ANR Robinson International Airport are managed and operated by the AATT.