Jamaica, US signed air marshal agreement

Dr. Horace Chang, the National Security Minister, and US Ambassador to Jamaica, Donald Tapia respectively signed the amended agreement during a ceremony at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James on Friday, November 22, 2019.

Chang said the agreement provides the necessary reassurance that air marshals can and will respond quickly to ensure the safety of all persons on board an aircraft.” Additionally, he said the amendments will strengthen the security and safety of persons on board chartered and scheduled flights. He also added that it will facilitate US federal air marshals on short notice missions to Jamaica.

Ambassador Tapia, said given that 4.3 million visitors traveled to Jamaica last year, it is necessary that the well-being of travelers is protected during flights.

By Shardae Hines – News Reporter

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