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Griffith open to Dialogue with Jamaica

Griffith open to Dialogue with Jamaica

gary Griffith 22The National Security Minister indicates he is willing to meet with his Jamaican counterpart and other government officials to discuss immigration matters.

Recently statements were made by both the Jamaican Foreign Minister and his Opposition counterpart regarding the refusal of entry of thirteen (13) Jamaicans into Trinidad and Tobago.

In a News Power Now interview, Minister Gary Griffith described comments made by the Jamaican Foreign Minister of him “not getting it” as an unfortunate posture in a situation where efforts toward diplomatic resolution should be a priority.

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The Minister stated that having over nineteen thousand, five hundred (19,500) Jamaican citizens overstaying their approved time in Trinidad and Tobago – with over 8,000 of those being unaccounted for and presently in this country illegally – is a challenge for local authorities.

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In such circumstances, Minister Griffith called for Government to Government dialogue to build bridges rather than remove those that already exist.

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