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Grenda's stand-in regime plans to complete airport

Grenada's caretaker government said Wednesday it had decided to press ahead with the construction of the island's new international airport, begun with substantial Cuban help.

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The airport at Port Salines was at the center of controversy between the Reagan administration and the government of former Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.

A government statement said the project had to be completed in the interest of the island's economic development. US officials have said it would cost $10 million to $15 million to finish the airport. It was unclear whether the US would help finance the work, they said.