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More than 1,000 J'cans denied entry into T&T in 3 years

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2013 | 12:21 PM

Officials in Trinidad and Tobago have revealed that just over 1,000 Jamaican nationals have been denied entry into that country in the last three years.

The disclosure comes amid the current row between the two countries over reports this week that immigration officials in the twin island republic denied entry to 13 Jamaicans who were later deported.

In a statement released yesterday, Trinidad and Tobago’s National Security Ministry the impression is being given that its immigration officers acted in an arbitrary and inappropriate manner.

The national security ministry insists that immigration authorities there have the right to refuse entry to any person who is unable to satisfy the criteria for entering the country.

Trinidad and Tobago says Jamaica’s High Commissioner there, Sharon Saunders has been provided with information on the incident.


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