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.

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