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Product shortage, tight security at NMIA

Tuesday, July 24, 2012    

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PASSENGERS travelling to the United Kingdom yesterday evening were left disappointed as there were no Jamaica 50 canisters of rum to be had at the duty-free stores inside the Norman Manley International Airport.

As if that wasn't bad enough, travellers were hard-pressed to find a Usain Bolt shirt, even though his image was on display throughout the airport.

Stacy-Ann Manning, a store clerk at Casa de Xaymaca, told the Jamaica Observer team that Sun Island was aware of the shortage.

Catherine MacDonald of Wray and Nephew explained that due to the high demand the company had to release the canisters slowly.

Security was, however, tight as officials from the British High Commission, dressed like 'yardies', pounced on BA travellers demanding to see their passports and wanting to know the "firm" with which persons were associated.

Four Nigerians travelling Club were indignant that they would not be showing any passports. The security backed off and asked the BA staff to speak to them.

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