Providenciales, 29 Jan 2016 – JAGS McCartney International Airport had been shut down all day because the aerodrome fire team was busy putting out the fire at HJ Robinson High in North Backsalina.
Up to 3pm, no flights had landed in the Capital because it is against both FAA and CAA standards to run an international airport without the fire team on site.
This predicament was costing the country, creating tremendous inconvenience and exposing the fact that there is no domestic fire department in the nation’s capital.
The PDM in a media release is calling on Government to hold an emergency session of the House of Assembly to pass funding for a full fire service in Grand Turk.
The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority this morning issued alert of the closure and said flight operations in Grand Turk will resume when they are no longer needed in the community.
At 3:18pm notice came that the JAGS McCartney reopened.