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Jamaica, U.S. Sign Revised Air Marshal Pact

The governments of Jamaica and the United States have revised the authorization process for the Air Marshal Agreement, which deals with foreign in-flight security officers on overnight flights or grounded emergencies.

National Security Minister Horace Chang and U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia signed the amended agreement during a ceremony at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James, on Friday.

Chang said the amendments will strengthen the security and safety of persons aboard chartered and scheduled flights in both jurisdictions as well as facilitate U.S. federal air marshals on short notice missions to Jamaica.

He said the agreement provides the added reassurance that “air marshals can and will respond quickly to ensure the safety of all persons on board an aircraft.”

Tapia said that 4.3 million visitors traveled to Jamaica last year, making it imperative that the well-being of travelers is protected during flights.

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