January 20, 2011
ROOTS CO-FOUNDERS HELP INITIATE NEW AIRPORT IN JAMAICA
Don Green and Michael Budman on first flight to land at new international facility
 

(TORONTO) Earlier today, Roots Co-Founders Don Green and Michael Budman helped inaugurate Jamaica’s new international airport in Boscobel. Their flight was the first to land at the Ian Fleming International Airport since Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding officially opened it last week. Shortly after arriving in the presence of local media, Michael and Don were presented with gifts by one of the airport’s senior managers to mark the latest achievement in the country’s aviation history.

Located on Jamaica’s northern shore about half way between Kingston and Montego Bay, the new airport provides service for commercial and private planes to North America and other Caribbean islands. It’s named for Ian Fleming, the creator of the famous James Bond novels, and whose Goldeneye estate is situated near the airport.

Jamaica has long had a creative influence in the evolution of Roots. Dating back to even before the company was founded in 1973, Michael and Don have often visited the Caribbean island whose culture and people have been a source of inspiration at Roots.

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