Jamaican Denials at Piarco Down 82%

Foreign Minister, Kamina Johnson Smith, says there’s an 82-percent reduction in the number of Jamaicans denied entry to Trinidad and Tobago over the last year.

Mrs. Johnson Smith was speaking at a press conference this morning at her Ministry’s headquarters in New Kingston.

The number of Jamaicans being denied entry into Trinidad has been a contentious issue, which has outraged many people.

In January this year, the Foreign Minister had reported that 435 Jamaicans were denied entry to the twin-island republic in 2016.

A number of Jamaicans also made official complaints to the Foreign Ministry of poor treatment by immigration officials in Trinidad.

Today, Minister Johnson Smith said, so far this year, her office has received only one formal complaint.