Proper facilities for Jamaicans and other CARICOM nationals who’ve been denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago at Piarco International in Port of Spain, will be completed by month end.

That’s the word from Prime Minister Andrew Holness after bilateral talks with his counterpart from Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley.

Dr. Rowley, who arrived on the Island on Sunday, ended his five day official visit to Jamaica today.

Prime Minister Holness says a month end timeline was promised for the completion of holding facilities for CARICOM nationals who’ve been refused entry to Trinidad and Tobago.

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He says commitments have also been to improve key issues affecting immigration and the hassle free movement of people throughout CARICOM.

Mr. Holness also says assurances to reduce trade barriers and impediments to business stability were also agreed.

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The Prime Minister says other areas to be improved include cooperation on air and marine travel, energy, tourism, and sports.

Mr. Holness also noted that improvements in security and developmental cooperation will be sought. This includes the establishment of a Joint Commission.

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For his part Prime Minister Rowley says the discussions helped avoid a potential diplomatic disaster between Jamaica and Trinidad.

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