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The Prime Minister Trinidad and Tobago says he has taken steps to ease ongoing tensions between Jamaica and Trinidad over allegations of mistreatment of Jamaican nationals.

A total of twelve Jamaicans were denied entry into Trinidad in March this year because of what immigration officials believe was their failure prove that they would be able to sustain themselves financially during their stay there. Since then, a rift has grown between the two islands, fuelling discussion about the effectiveness of several regional arrangements including freedom of movement.

Prime Minister Dr.Keith Rowley who was in Jamaica Wednesday for a presentation at the UWI Mona campus’ Regional Headquarters addressed the issue, expressing a desire to resolve the situation. He stressed that is it is important for the regions islands to work together.

Dr.Rowely believes that his visit to Jamaica will improve relations between the two countries.

While in Jamaica Rowley and Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness met to discuss the signing of a Framework Agreement and the establishment of a Joint Commission.
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