Friday, January 14, 2011

Where Every Arrival And Departure Is Flight 007: Jamaican Airport Named After James Bond Creator Ian Fleming

David McFadden of the AP wrote a good piece in The Washington Examiner about the airport in Orcabessa, Jamaica that was named after the late, great British thriller writer Ian Fleming.

Fleming created his iconic character secret agent James Bond at his Jamaican villa Goldeneye, which is located near the airport. Fleming (seen in the above photo at Goldeneye) wrote all of the James Bond thrillers in Jamaica.

Back in 1986 my wife surprised me by arranged for us to spend a week at Goldeneye. For a life-long Fleming aficionado, Goldeneye (seen in the below photo) was a magical place. We loved the villa, Orcabessa and Jamaica.

You can read the AP piece via the below link:

You can read more about Ian Fleming and James Bond in my Crime Beat column via the link below:

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