Prepare for Post-Brexit Xenophobia


Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says Jamaica has to be prepared for the increased xenophobia that has risen in the UK since the outcome of the referendum.

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Meanwhile, Senator Johnson-Smith says it’s now time for Jamaica to re-examine it’s trading relations with the United Kingdom.

Her comments follow last Thursday’s referendum in the UK, which will see the country leaving the European Union.

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Senator Johnson-Smith says the decision will have a wide-ranging impact on bilateral cooperation, remittances and possible tourism. But she says Jamaica will be leading the way forward in charting new relations with the UK.

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Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith was addressing the Senate this morning.