Jamaica's PM reports to Parliament on meeting with Dr Rowley

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 00:00

Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told Parliament that an assurance has been given by Trinidad and Tobago that any administrative delays in the processing of 53 Jamaican detainees will be cleared.

The Jamaica Information Services reports that in a statement to the House of Representatives, Mr. Holness said the pledge was given during bilateral talks with Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley, at the Association of Caribbean States Summit held in Cuba on June 4.

“Any administrative delays in the processing for the return of Jamaican nationals in detention to allow them to be speedily reunited with their families is of immediate concern to my Administration,” Mr. Holness said.

He also informed that work is in progress on the designated area at the Piarco Airport for holding persons being returned from Trinidad and Tobago.

Prime Minister Holness said that discussions will continue on other issues, including the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), petroleum pricing and a bilateral framework arrangement with Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Holness reiterated that Dr. Rowley has agreed to pay an official visit to Jamaica in the near future, to continue discussions at the political level.

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