Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago begin talks on entry concerns
Talks have begun between the governments of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, following recent cases in which Jamaicans were denied entry to the twin-island republic.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith said steps were being taken to address the issue.
The foreign affairs ministry is reminding Jamaicans that:
- There is a CARICOM Complaints Procedure, which may be used to ensure that nationals who have been denied entry, detained, or mistreated at the ports of entry of other CARICOM countries file a formal complaint with the ministry on return to Jamaica.
- The complaint forms are available on arrival at the airports in Jamaica.
- Once a complaint is received, an investigation is conducted with the relevant authorities in the CARICOM country concerned.
- Jamaican nationals may also make reports directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.