AIRPORT–Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brian Mingo and Minister responsible for Aviation Affairs Stuart Johnson said the PJIA workers’ salaries are paid for the month of February.
Due to PJIA being financially-strapped, Mingo announced last week that stakeholders should all come together and assist the airport to get the much-needed funds to get it back to good financial standings.
Mingo said PJIA continues to find itself having to juggle cash for a second consecutive month and is being forced to meet liquidity challenges head-on.
“With the help of the airport’s finance department, we were able to make payroll, but we are not in the clear yet,” stated Mingo on Wednesday. “This was a temporary fix. The airport still has to pay vendors who provide critical services to PJIA. We don’t want a situation where vendors stop providing service and we end up not being able to give our clients a positive travelling experience. We will continue to experience cash shortfalls unless we take action now.”
He reiterated that his priority is PJIA’s future and the livelihoods of the 270 employees, the families they support and the host of businesses and operations that all depend on the airport operations for their living.
Minister Johnson said on Wednesday that he had been updated about the salaries being paid on Tuesday. He said the news was welcome at this time, for the employees and the airport in general.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/85598-pjia-workers-get-february-salaries