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JUTA, Norman Manley Airport management meeting on today

Published:Monday | September 22, 2014 | 10:14 AM

Representatives of the Jamaica Union of Travellers Association (JUTA) are to meet with the management of the Norman Manley International Airport today to discuss the settlement of the association’s debt.



On Friday taxi operators threatened to block the road to the airport after they were told to leave the premises.



JUTA reportedly owes the airport $28 million.



President of JUTA’s Kingston chapter, Noel Williams says the association has been in discussions with the airport to pay over the debt.



However, Williams says an arrangement fell through six weeks ago and shortly after, the taxi operators were given a month to leave the airport.



The six weeks expired on Friday, but the transport operators refused to leave, demanding more time to settle the multimillion-dollar debt.



The JUTA operators were eventually allowed to stay after an agreement was reached to hold talks today.



According to Williams the association has written to the Transport Minister, Dr Omar Davies to intervene in the matter.



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