NMIA asking people to retrieve belongings

August 29, 2018
The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

The Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) is asking persons who have travelled through the airport and have misplaced items there between January 2016 and June 2018 to come and retrieve them.

The items that can be retrieved are: electronics, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, cameras, jewellery, purses and watches.

Alfred McDonald, senior director of commercial development and planning told The STAR that they cannot state how many items are in storage for retrieval, but he said that they are encouraging persons to come by and identify their belongings to get them.

In order to retrieve the items persons are asked to verify them with the Aviation Security

(AVSEC) Department before visiting the airport. To do

that, persons can send an

email to nmia@aaj.com or spost@aaj.com with the date of travel, description of details as well as name and details of owner.

When asked why the airport took this long to notify the public, Marketing and Communications Manager Grace Morrison said that it (the timing) aligns with the protocol guidelines they have.

"Standard Airport Operations dictate that said items are held for a specific period in the event the owner returns to claim it /them," she said.

The items can be collected at the NMIA AVSEC security post located at the western end of the departure hall on Mondays to Thursdays between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Morrison said that if persons do not collected the items, they will be destroyed or donated.

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