$200 million

Four crime-fighting helicopters to be grounded; Cabinet decides against $200 million maintenance fee

Four AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters currently operated by the Air Guard and used in anti-crime operations will be grounded as the Cabinet has taken a decision not to continue a $200 million maintenance contract over the next year.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said the government just could not afford that payment at this time, given the current economic climate.