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  • Jamaica and Singapore have signed an OSA which will allow some airlines to fly freely between the two countries.
  • Under the OSA, selected airlines can fly between Jamaica and Singapore, even via third countries.
  • The deal was signed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing the Hon. Dr. Morais Guy.

Jamaica and Singapore have signed an Open Skies Agreement (OSA) which will allow some airlines to fly freely between the two countries. The deal was signed on behalf of the Jamaican Government by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing the Hon. Dr. Morais Guy in London, England on November 25. Under the OSA, selected airlines can fly between Jamaica and Singapore, even via third countries, without limitations in the frequency of flights, capacity and the type of aircraft.

At the signing Minister Guy noted, “The agreement represents a sustained and coordinated expansion in Jamaica’s transportation sector, particularly as it relates to aviation, which will translate into increased potential for transportation, commerce and tourism between the two countries.”

For his part, Singapore’s Transport Minister Mr. Lui Tuck Yew, who signed on behalf of his country said, “The signing of the OSA reflects the warm bilateral ties between Singapore and Jamaica, and underscores both countries’ commitment to establish a fully liberal air services framework which allows our carriers to react quickly to market demand when opportunities arise.”

Both Ministers inked on the side-lines of 28th International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly in London. Minister Guy is leading a delegation to the Assembly which is expected to bolster Jamaica’s bid to be re-elected to the IMO Council (Category C) for a two year period. The Council is the governing body of the organization. The IMO is the United Nations specialized agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of pollution by ships. It has 170 members and 3 associate members.