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Farmer Nappy Among Grounded Airline Passengers. Artist Now Home, Safe and Sound.



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Soca artist Farmer Nappy is back on local soil after being grounded in Puerto Rico on December 13th, along with other passengers. In a statement, Nappy’s management told EBUZZTT that Farmer got home tired, frustrated but relieved, on Wednesday morning.

The Caribbean Airlines flight BW 483 had diverted to Puerto Rico as a result of a medical emergency on board. The airline said that due to restrictions in that territory and other regulatory issues , a second relief aircraft was sent from Trinidad to Puerto Rico to bring the passengers to Trinidad however due to mitigating circumstances beyond the control of the airline, the relief flight was unable to leave Puerto Rico.

Farmer’s management explained that for the artist, it was understood that situations like this one, while unfortunate, do in fact happen from time to time. “It was a very frustrating and helpless experience made worse by the challenges with the local authorities in Puerto Rico and the lack of proper communication from the airline in the initial stages of the situation,” Farmer’s management explained. “Finally after almost an entire day in Puerto Rico’s Airport, with no place to sleep and no food, passengers were provided hotel accommodations for a few hours while the airline made final arrangements for the flight last night,” they told us.

Caribbean Airlines, in a statement issued this morning, said that Puerto Rico is not a destination on Caribbean Airlines’ regular route network, and while support systems were in place on the island, several factors outside of the airline’s authority made the operation less efficient than planned.

The relief flight landed at the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad at 2:26am today.

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