Jamaica Says Airline Security Threat Was Hoax


News Americas, Kingston, Jamaica, Weds. Mar. 2, 2011: A reported security threat aboard an Air Jamaica flight was a hoax, Jamaica’s Transport Minister revealed Tuesday.

Minister Mike Henry told Parliament that preliminary investigations by the National Intelligence Bureau indicated that the threat was fabricated by someone who was seeking to discredit a worker at a concession stand at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

Henry says the police have turned their attention to apprehending the suspect.

As such, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority says the ban on US bound cargo and duty free items from Jamaica have been lifted and the suspension of cargo operations from Jamaica to the Bahamas and Canada has also been lifted.

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