Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, was addressing stakeholders of the University of the West Indies (UWI) at the institution’s regional headquarters in St Andrew, yesterday said it was easy for him to visit the neighboring island top face down the challenge of trade war between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
He made the comment after stating that his delegation is confident that there lies the ability to do what has to be done to face down all challenges that may arise, among people of the Caribbean within our universities, high schools and governments.
Dr. Rowley admitted that there are issues relating to trade and immigration that must be addressed but said Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago must accept their responsibility as leaders of CARICOM and demonstrate leadership in resolving the issues. He made it clear that he feels that if leaders focus on implementing policies agreed upon, “the finger pointing and games playing will evaporate”
The Prime Minister’s Jamaica visit came amid concerns raised by Jamaican businesses about alleged unfair practices by Trinidad and Tobago and the negative implications for competition.