Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General, Faris Al-Rawi says his country is concerned about protecting the rights of Jamaicans living in the twin islands.
The relationship between the two Caribbean countries has been a hot issue in recent months, following the deportation of a number of Jamaicans.
However, Mr. Al-Rawi is also defending the actions of immigration officers who denied entry to several Jamaicans.
The Trinidadian Attorney General is in Jamaica for a meeting of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force, being held in Montego Bay.
Responding to questions from the local media about the treatment of Jamaicans in the CARICOM country, Mr. Al Rawi said he’s concerned about the rights of those who overstay their time.
However, Mr. Al-Rawi is defending the actions of immigration officers in Trinidad and Tobago, who have denied entry to several Jamaicans in the past few months.
The Attorney General says incidents at the airport in Trinidad do not lessen the shared love between the two countries.
Meanwhile, Jamaica’s Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo-Forte says the demand for workers within CARICOM will have to be examined.