GRAND OCCASION: Prime Minister Bruce Golding (3rd from right) cuts the ribbon to declare open the Ian Fleming Airport, previously called the Boscobel Aerodrome, in St Mary on Wednesday, January 12. Sharing the moment are (l-r) Mark Hart, chairman airports authority of Jamaica; Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry; niece of Ian Fleming, Lucy Fleming; Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett; and Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects Daryl Vaz. In the background (left-right) Mayor of Port Maria, Richard Creary and Custos of St. Mary, Alric Pottinger.
SMART MEN: "We will go after the high end of the market," Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett (left) assures Prime Minister Bruce Golding (right) at yesterday’s opening of the expanded facility, previously called the Boscobel aerodrome. At centre is Professor Dr. R.P.G Crooks, consultant medical specialist ). Now named in memory of Ian Fleming, the British writer and creator of the world’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond, the airport will handle small jets, international arrivals and attract the high end of the tourist market.
THE RETURN: Newly reinstated Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister (and Member of Parliament), Shahine Robinson, greets Prime Minister Bruce Golding after her swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, January 11 at King’s House. Mr. Golding, in addressing the swearing-in ceremony, said the national issue of dual citizenship needs to be corrected.