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Hostages held at Jamaica airport
CNN ^ | 04/20/09 | CNN

Posted on 04/19/2009 11:03:59 PM PDT by prisoner6

Edited on 04/19/2009 11:46:28 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

CNN) -- Passengers were reportedly taken hostage on a charter flight at a Jamaican airport.

They were boarding the CanJet flight from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay to Halifax, Canada, late Sunday when the security breach occurred, said Elizabeth Scotton, a spokeswoman for the company that manages the airport.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airline; airport; canada; canjet; cuba; fray; halifax; hostage; jamaica; montegobay; racket; sangster; scam; stephenfray
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1 posted on 04/19/2009 11:03:59 PM PDT by prisoner6
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To: backhoe; fanfan; Clive

Ping


2 posted on 04/19/2009 11:05:39 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: prisoner6

Ping...


3 posted on 04/19/2009 11:09:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: All

AIRPORT:

http://www.mbjairport.com/

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SNIPPET - QUOTE:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8007546.stm

Page last updated at 05:58 GMT, Monday, 20 April 2009 06:58 UK

Gunman ‘holds up Jamaica plane’

A man is holding a number of hostages on board a plane in the Jamaican resort of Montego Bay, reports say.

The man reportedly breached security systems using fake ID and boarded the plane as it was preparing to take off at around 2230 local time (0430 GMT).
There are unconfirmed reports that a shot has been fired on board the Canada-bound charter plane. The gunman is said to have robbed passengers.


4 posted on 04/19/2009 11:09:47 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

BREAKING NEWS — Up to 140 passengers aboard a plane reportedly destined for Canada are being held hostage at Sangster International Airporter in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Officials say the hostage situation began at 10:30 p.m. local time when the man breached security systems by using several fake identification cards.

Reports suggest one person, possibly an airline employee, has been shot dead. Airport officials, however, say there have been no fatalities.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517124,00.html


5 posted on 04/19/2009 11:11:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517124,00.html

“Armed Man Holding Hostages at Jamaica Airport”
Monday, April 20, 2009

SNIPPET: “Officials say the hostage situation began at 10:30 p.m. local time when the man breached security systems by using several fake identification cards.

Reports suggest one person, possibly an airline employee, has been shot dead. Airport officials, however, say there have been no fatalities.”


6 posted on 04/19/2009 11:11:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/


9 posted on 04/19/2009 11:15:23 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/

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http://go-jamaica.com/news/read_article.php?id=8204

“Hostage at Sangster Airport”
Posted: 2009-04-20 00:28:39
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Janet Silvera
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SNIPPET: “The man is said to have used the staff entrance and breached security systems, by using several fake identification cards in the airport pouch hung around his neck.

He reportedly boarded the Canjet plane, which was preparing to take off.

The flight was returning to Canada, and was intended to make a stop in Cuba.

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre has received word that at least one shot was fired on board the aircraft. It’s not clear if any one was injured.

The gunman is said to have proceeded to rob passengers who were kept hostage for approximately half an hour before they were eventually released.

Staff informants at the airport said the gunman appeared to be Latino, and was wearing a pair of short pants and black long sleeve shirt.”


11 posted on 04/19/2009 11:18:03 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: randomhero97

It was like that when I first went ther 25-years ago...


12 posted on 04/19/2009 11:18:21 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: kcvl

Thank you kcvl.


13 posted on 04/19/2009 11:19:56 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: randomhero97
"You go to a resort and that's it. It's too dangerous to go out on the local economy.

Where were you before my wife and I threw away our $2K on an all-inclusive crapfest?

14 posted on 04/19/2009 11:23:29 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Cindy

Oh, your welcome. Thank you!


15 posted on 04/19/2009 11:24:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Cindy
 

 


16 posted on 04/19/2009 11:25:35 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: randomhero97

I would never go to the tropics, but why not go to the Keys or Virgin Islands?


17 posted on 04/19/2009 11:25:45 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: LukeL; Big_Monkey

If you can’t go out and intermingle with the locals it’s not a vacaction IMO.


18 posted on 04/19/2009 11:28:48 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Cindy
used the staff entrance and breached security systems, by using several fake identification cards in the airport pouch hung around his neck.

Sure went to a lot of trouble just to commit robbery.

I wonder why a Canjet plane.

FWIW police and army on the scene and have cordoned off a fairly large area.

prisoner6

19 posted on 04/19/2009 11:28:55 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: prisoner6

Yes, it’s a bit odd, but then this is breaking news and breaking news is always subject to change.


20 posted on 04/19/2009 11:37:28 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: prisoner6

A reporter with Radio Jamaica told CNN that officials on the Caribbean island would not confirm reports that the pilot of the plane scheduled to fly to Canada had been shot and killed.

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/business/passengers-held-hostage-aboard-plane-in-jamaica_100181945.html


21 posted on 04/19/2009 11:38:09 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.radiojamaica.com/


22 posted on 04/19/2009 11:38:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/World/Story/STIStory_366026.html

April 20, 2009
“Jamaican airport hijacking
Gunman holds 7 hostages”

WASHINGTON -
SNIPPET: “According to CNN, five members of the flight crew and two passengers were still being held. 167 other passengers have been released.”


23 posted on 04/19/2009 11:41:06 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: randomhero97

“The gunman robbed the passengers?” In Jamaica?
Impossible! LOL!

If you ever win a free trip there - do not go. Dangerous toilet.

If you want aggressive people coming up to you every 3 seconds trying to sell you pot then rob you - you will love it. Just take out life insurance before you go.


24 posted on 04/19/2009 11:51:39 PM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: prisoner6

It’s probably a Quaker.


25 posted on 04/20/2009 2:03:30 AM PDT by rvoitier (Not Dems & Reps--Gambinos & Genoveses, Cordelones(H'wood), Sopranos(TV))
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To: prisoner6; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
CBC updated story as of 0610 on 2009-04-20:

Gunman holds Canadian plane, crew at airport in Jamaica

26 posted on 04/20/2009 3:29:35 AM PDT by Clive
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To: Clive

They are playing it off as a “mentally ill” 20 year old. Do we have a name yet?


27 posted on 04/20/2009 3:36:51 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/jamaican-hostage-drama-ends-terrorism-ruled-out/90673-2.html


28 posted on 04/20/2009 3:49:55 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: kcvl

They can always grab a bite at margaritaville.


29 posted on 04/20/2009 4:03:49 AM PDT by Perdogg (University of North Carolina - 2009 NCAA basketball champs)
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To: Frantzie

I wonder how many of those travelers changed their travel plans from Mexico and went to Jamaica instead.


30 posted on 04/20/2009 5:14:34 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: prisoner6
Jamaica frightened the bejeepers out of me. It's a really scary place to be for a tourist.

If you're thinking of taking a cruise and one of the stops is Jamaica, pick another itinerary or a different cruise line.

You can constantly feel revolution in the air there. The poverty is appalling. The men are sullen. Begging children besiege you as you walk. Some try to sell drugs or their sisters. Police in colorful uniforms patrol on horseback around the cruise ports.

Caribbean islands affiliated with Americans, British and Dutch offer comparatively safe and pleasant alternatives to visit.

Leni ("Bahama Mama" for FR fund-raising Caribbean cruises)

31 posted on 04/20/2009 5:15:00 AM PDT by MinuteGal (FR Regional Convention 4/25 Orlando....Florida, Alabama, Georgia & Carolinas Freepers Invited!)
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To: Cindy; GMMAC; Clive; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Former Proud Canadian; Squawk 8888; ...
Thanks for the ping, Cindy.


32 posted on 04/20/2009 5:18:15 AM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: jersey117

“They are playing it off as a “mentally ill” 20 year old. Do we have a name yet?”

Janeane Garafalo?


33 posted on 04/20/2009 5:18:26 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (I am a right wing extremist. God Bless America)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Just heard at 8am EDT on Classical 96.3 FM is that the gunman is now in custody, nobody injured.


34 posted on 04/20/2009 5:31:00 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (TSA and DHS are jobs programs for people who are not smart enough to flip burgers)
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To: fanfan

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The gunman who took six Canadian crew members hostage on a CanJet flight at Sangster International Airport has been captured by police and the crew has been freed.

Police said the gunman boarded CanJet flight 918 after he breached security at Sangster International Airport late Sunday evening. He was nabbed after a tense eight-hour standoff at the airport, one of the largest in the Caribbean.

CanJet said none of the passengers or crew members have been harmed.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1514539


35 posted on 04/20/2009 5:32:51 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (TSA and DHS are jobs programs for people who are not smart enough to flip burgers)
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To: Squawk 8888

“Just heard at 8am EDT on Classical 96.3 FM is that the gunman is now in custody, nobody injured.”

Did CNN blame Bush for it yet?


36 posted on 04/20/2009 5:50:22 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (I am a right wing extremist. God Bless America)
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To: Squawk 8888

Thanks for the update, good news!


37 posted on 04/20/2009 6:03:07 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Frantzie

St. Thomas or St. Johns, but Jamaica........never!

/s/


38 posted on 04/20/2009 6:08:58 AM PDT by Carley (MOANING IN AMERIKA)
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To: prisoner6

Hijacking over.

Jamaica spokesman took lessons from Baghdad Bob.

His comments were laughable. Oh, it’s nothing, could happen anywhere in the world. blah blah blah. After all, the hijacker is from around here and is known.


39 posted on 04/20/2009 6:21:49 AM PDT by Carley (MOANING IN AMERIKA)
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To: prisoner6

Mormon kidnappers? Or maybe Mennonites?


40 posted on 04/20/2009 6:27:04 AM PDT by Sir Gawain ("Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect" - Thoreau)
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To: Sir Gawain

Nope, just a garden-variety criminal. Too many of them in Jamaica, unfortunately- I’d rather go to the Bahamas or Trinidad.


41 posted on 04/20/2009 7:01:44 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (TSA and DHS are jobs programs for people who are not smart enough to flip burgers)
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To: prisoner6

I was once in Moatego Bay on a cruise ship, and we left two passengers behind — arrested on the dock on drug charges.

Scuttlebutt had it that their cabbie turned them in to get a reward.


42 posted on 04/20/2009 7:05:18 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: MinuteGal

Jamaica is a nightmare. Avoid avoid avoid and avoid Mexico. If you go just make sure to take out a life insurance policy.


43 posted on 04/20/2009 7:42:09 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: Frantzie

Went there on our honeymoon. Big mistake. Will never go back and have advised several friends not to go there. We were solicited (aka harassed) to buy every drug imaginable from the moment we got off the plane. Harassed constantly to buy trinkets from the locals.

Shady characters, rampant druggies and criminals everywhere. We were advised by one local not to frequent certain parts of Montego Bay, otherwise “we won’t come back” were his exact words.

Unbelievable poverty in that country, very sad especially to see the children.


44 posted on 04/20/2009 7:44:31 AM PDT by AUJenn
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To: Carley

The British Virgins are much safer than the American Virgins. IMO


45 posted on 04/20/2009 7:50:11 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Frantzie

My Jamaica drug-bust story (post 42) fits in with your Jamaica drug-sale story.

The probable drug-bust racket is simple, efficient, and profitable.


46 posted on 04/20/2009 7:56:16 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: OldNavyVet

My guess is this drug bust scam works this way.

Tourist gets set up. They spend half the day in jail and are scared witless. The local judge or police cheif offers a deal to pay a fine. The local bank wires a few thousand from the pasty tourist’s bank account to get them out of jail. Sort of like the old days of speed traps in the south to catch Yankees driving to Florida.

Avoid Mexico, Jamacia and other hell holes like Guatemala.


47 posted on 04/20/2009 8:34:07 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: Frantzie
I got in (and skillfully OUT) of one of these type of jams in Central America once. Took a lot of thinking on one's feet. Kind of proud to this day about how I handled it.

That's definitely staying ahead of the curve. Visiting Third World Hell Holes, but staying out of permanent trouble. Not for the feignt of heart, nor the easily intimidated with the "deer in the headlights" look when things go downhill, fast.

48 posted on 04/20/2009 8:54:41 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If we say "YES. By your definition I guess I'm a rightwing extremist" en-mass, we can shut them down)
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To: AUJenn; Frantzie
Unbelievable poverty in that country

Harry Belafonte owns a large, well kept ranch in Jamaica. He lives in NYC most of the time, though.

49 posted on 04/20/2009 9:03:53 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Does Harry have a rent control apt in NYC? Mick Jagger’s ex Bianca had one. It was a part time residence. She went to court to try to hold onto it but lost.


50 posted on 04/20/2009 9:08:26 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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