CJIA Head disappointed with Fly Jamaica Director over criticism of airport security

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CEO of the CJIA, Ramesh Ghir.
CEO of the CJIA, Ramesh Ghir.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chief Executive Officer of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Ramesh Ghir has taken rather seriously the comments made by Fly Jamaica Officials as it relates to the illegal transportation of drugs through the airport.

In a press statement Ghir said, “It is very disappointing and unfortunate that a Director of Fly Jamaica would choose to publicly address her concerns about drug incidents at the airport without first engaging the airport authorities about such anxiety.”

Ghir was responding to concerns expressed by Fly Jamaica’s Director of Finance and Commerce, Roxanne Reece during the airlines press conference on Saturday, September 21 to update the media on their plans to begin operations here on September 26.

Ghir said in an email to iNews; “As Chairman of the Airport Security Committee… I can safely say that no such concern was ever raised with us; not even at the level of the Board of Directors.”

He said airport management will be happy to engage the staff and directors of Fly Jamaica to address any security related questions that they may have and assured that the airport corporation and its security committee remain committed to continuously working with its stakeholders to improve passenger experience at the airport.

Fly Jamaica’s Director of Finance and Commerce, Roxanne Reece
Fly Jamaica’s Director of Finance and Commerce, Roxanne Reece

He said nonetheless, airport staff remain very excited and look forward to the Fly Jamaica experience. Reece earlier said that there is a need for a more effective security system at the facility with the right level of human resource.

She said while this is unfortunate, Fly Jamaica will put systems in place to ensure that it does not encounter such, noting that it will certainly be a difficult task.

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