Henry shuts down Boscobel Aerodrome project


Transport and Works Minister, Mike Henry, has ordered a temporary shutdown of the expansion project at the Boscobel Aerodrome in St. Mary amid allegations of sexual abuse of personnel on the site, which was said to have precipitated a work stoppage and demonstration there earlier this week.
The minister has also ordered the chairman and president of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) to prepare and submit to him comprehensive reports on the recent developments. These will form the basis for the Minister’s examination of the matter in search of a resolution.
Mr. Henry noted that the very serious allegations that were raised at the demonstrations had not been corresponded to him prior to the work stoppage, hence his decision to directly seek to resolve the situation.
He said out of the meetings to be held, if there was any appearance of any substantiation of the allegations, he would be treating the matter as a legal one, with the law being expected to take its course.
The minister said once normality and general confidence are restored among the personnel on the site, the project would be restarted.

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