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  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has indicated his satisfaction with Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’s assurances that his Government is taking the necessary steps to address the immigration challenges faced by some Jamaicans travelling to that country.
  • Mr. Holness said he is encouraged that the designated facility at the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago to accommodate persons awaiting a return flight overnight is expected to be completed by the end of this month, as well as by the training of immigration officials.
  • Some 100 immigration officers are currently involved in a training workshop, and the programme is expected to be done on an ongoing basis.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has indicated his satisfaction with Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’s assurances that his Government is taking the necessary steps to address the immigration challenges faced by some Jamaicans travelling to that country.

He said the Trinidadian Government, led by Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley, has agreed to effectively implement undertakings agreed upon between the Foreign Affairs Ministers of both countries.

Mr. Holness said he is encouraged that the designated facility at the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago to accommodate persons awaiting a return flight overnight is expected to be completed by the end of this month, as well as by the training of immigration officials.

Some 100 immigration officers are currently involved in a training workshop, and the programme is expected to be done on an ongoing basis.

Mr. Holness indicated that there has also been marked improvement in the processing of detainees, resulting in a significant number of returns.

The Prime Minister was addressing a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston today (July 21), to close out a five-day official visit of the Trinidadian Prime Minister.

Along with discussion on the immigration concerns, the two Heads of Government also agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation and to improve trade cooperation, during bilateral meetings.

They also signed a joint communiqué at the press conference detailing the results of the discussions.