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AmCham Jamaica hosts breakfast forum with foreign affairs minister

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith is expected to provide an update on the status of Jamaicans entering Trinidad and her recent trip to the United Nations when she takes part in an AmCham Jamaica breakfast meeting tomorrow.

AmCham CEO Gail Abrahams said the breakfast meeting would be the first of many in a leadership series where candid conversations concerning issues pertaining to trade and investment would be discussed.

"It is important that we kick off this series with our foreign affairs and foreign trade minister as AmCham Jamaica has business partnerships both locally and overseas, and our members have vested business interests across the region, not just in the United States," Abrahams said.

She added that the recent signing of two memoranda of understanding with the Caribbean Central American Action in Washington, DC, and with JAMPRO signals AmCham Jamaica's commitment to further strengthen and leverage its local and international connections and ties to trade and investment in Washington, DC, and the United States.

Abrahams said the breakfast forum would present an opportunity to talk with the minister about facilitating and exploring further partnerships across the region and overseas.

The event is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. in the Port Antonio Suite at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel and is sponsored by the JMMB Group and GB Energy/Texaco.