Mayday Air Jamaica Appeals to Butch Stewart and Simpson-Miller to Intervene in the Sale of Air Jamaica and Save the Country

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A former president of the Jamaica Airline Pilots Association (JALPA) has sent an open letter to both Gordon Butch Stewart and The Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller requesting their intervention in and outlining a proposal for the workers to acquire the carrier to the benefit of the taxpayer.

Organization says that Gordon Butch Stewart who had identified the carrier as the single most important economic weapon held by the Jamaican Government is the only person uniquely qualified to invest in and operate the carrier for the benefit of the island as a whole.

Wesley Sampson and his organization, Mayday Air Jamaica ( had earlier on Nov 19 09, in an open letter to Spirit re; their bid to purchase Air Jamaica, expressed concerns over the ownership of the National Airline falling into the hands of an overseas investor and the potential to comprise the strategic needs of Jamaica as a nation.

“We note where under the leadership of Butch Stewart the airline increased the route structure, upgraded equipment and added to the wealth of the country, the fact is the Airline can be profitable operated and return a profit to the tax payer for their losses over the years once it has been properly divested” said Sampson

Mayday Air Jamaica supports the proposed settlement in the matter of the outstanding unjust dismissal and unjust enrichment, which would settle damages by awarding the workers the airline and provide an equity position for Butch Stewart, thereby protecting the critical tourist sector, and is the best solution. This however requires the intervention of both Mr. Butch Stewart and the Hon Portia Simpson-Miller.

Contact W. Sampson at Tel: 786 340 4173


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