The Hon. Aloun N’Dombet-Assamba,
Minister of Industry and Tourism, reported yesterday morning that Hurricane Emily has now
past Jamaica and the Hurricane Warning has been officially lifted island-wide. All
tourism regions have reported little or no damage.
Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston is now open, as of 9:00 a.m. today
(10:00 a.m. EDT) and Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay reopened last
evening, Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. EDT).
According to the operators of both airports, flights are being reinstated based on
the operational circumstances of each individual airline.
“Jamaica is thankful once again for being spared the brunt of Hurricane Emily,” said
Hon. Aloun N’Dombet-Assamba, Minister of Industry and Tourism.
“All tourism regions
are open for business and ready to receive guests.”