Jamaica has put in place administrative arrangements with the Honorary Consul of Jamaica in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, that will simplify the issuing of multiple-entry visas.
Cabinet last month noted that the Honorary Cousul is now authorised to issue multiple-entry visas valid for six months to bona fide business persons from Haiti. The previous process required approval from the Ministry of National Security. The announcement was made by Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Daryl Vaz at a recent Jamaica house post cabinet press briefing.
The steps arise from a July 2010 decision of CARICOM heads of government as a move towards full integration of Haiti into the community. It is also aimed at encouraging increased business between the private sectors of Haiti and Jamaica.
Issued by: The Office of the Prime Minister