Coming out of talks with business officials in Jamaica, Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, is optimistic that both countries can be competitive in trade in the region and outside of it.
Dr Rowley leads a local delegation who is on an official state visit to Jamaica.
Media reports have indicated that Jamaicans were threatening to boycott good and services from this country.
The move was triggered by alleged ill-treatment of several Jamaicans who were denied entry by immigration officials into this country.
However, the Foreign and Caricom Affairs Ministry in response explained that the claims are not true and started diplomatic talks with Jamaican officials.
Speaking at a media briefing in Jamaica, Dr Rowley noted the importance of people in the region supporting businesses and products from the Caribbean instead of abroad.
Dr Rowley also spoke about addressing challenges involving the movement of skilled workers.