An Update on Jamaica’s Concerns About Its Nationals at Trinidad Airport

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith provided this update today. She also noted that the issue will be on the agenda of the upcoming CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in July. Let us hope that steady progress will be made.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade wishes to advise that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has responded positively to calls made by Senator the Honorable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to address the issues related to the treatment of Jamaican nationals entering Trinidad and Tobago.

Minister Johnson Smith is advising that, in a letter, Senator the Honorable Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, committed to:

  • implement customer service training at Piarco in June 2016, specifically targeting those who interact with passengers who are denied entry, and
  • retro-fit, by July 2016, a dedicated…

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