Jamaica imposed Covid travel restrictions on T&T

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link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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5/4/21, 2:31:07 PM 
The Jamaican government has imposed Covid-19 related travel restrictions on Trinidad and Tobago, especially due to the appearance of the UK and Brazilian Variants in T&T.

This the CDC guidance: Level 3 - High Level of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago

Travelers should avoid all nonessential travel to Trinidad and Tobago.
Because of the current situation in Trinidad and Tobago even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants and should avoid nonessential travel to Trinidad and Tobago.
If you must travel to Trinidad and Tobago, get fully vaccinated before travel. All travelers should wear a mask, stay 6 feet from others, avoid crowds, and wash their hands.

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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5/4/21, 2:34:25 PM 
In reply to Slipfeeler

problemguy said, he not visiting Jamaica anyway.He going to Tobago.

He playing soca instead of dancehall.
bobolee is next in line.



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link problemjay Joined: Aug 3, 2014
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5/4/21, 2:37:11 PM 
only our forum copy and paste STD jones who live in Canada was going to Jamaica lol lol


not a soul in T&T had any plan to go Jamaica during these pandemic times lol

and before pandemic was mostly UWI students

most people in T&T dont even know about this, simply not important

link TriniStar Joined: Aug 20, 2019
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5/4/21, 2:38:15 PM 
who was going there from Trinidad?

link TriniStar Joined: Aug 20, 2019
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5/4/21, 2:39:08 PM 
In reply to sgtdjones

soca is Trinidad and Tobago culture. What is your Canadian music?

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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5/4/21, 2:44:10 PM 
In reply to sgtdjones

Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Keith Rowley, is well respected in many Jamaican circles and has been in dialogue with Prime Minister Holness' government and this is an unfortunate outcome of covid-19 pandemic. Lets keep our T&T brothers and sisters in our prayers, as Jamaica continues its own struggles with the virus.

link TriniStar Joined: Aug 20, 2019
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5/4/21, 2:45:18 PM 
In reply to Slipfeeler

how many Trinis you think know about this and care about this? how many was thinking about going Jamaica? smile

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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5/4/21, 2:47:13 PM 
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Too late many are already in Jamaica!
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link problemjay Joined: Aug 3, 2014
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5/4/21, 2:47:31 PM 
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lol lol the response by most Trinis when they find out will be "okaayy and..dat is something?"... lol

link TriniStar Joined: Aug 20, 2019
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5/4/21, 2:48:48 PM 
In reply to Slipfeeler

Too late many are already in Jamaica!


yeah sure in your mind there are many Trinis living in Jamaica, thousands upon thousands looking for work and better living

lol lol lol lol lol

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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5/4/21, 2:52:07 PM 
In reply to problemjay

A consistent and expected response from the problem, certainly no surprises there. Thank you for your consistency Sir!!
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link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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5/4/21, 3:02:06 PM 
I found the rather interesting article in the Jamaican Gleaner:

Years of anger, bitterness, and divisive rhetoric coloured by threats of boycotts seem all buried, with Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, now, in almost triumphal tones, declaring that the relationship between Kingston and Port-of-Spain has been "reset" and the friendship "restored".

Amid songs of praise yesterday at the conclusion of bilateral talks, Dr Keith Rowley, the Trinidad and Tobago prime minister of 10 months, and Andrew Holness, whose second premiership is just five months old, confirmed that the relationship between the two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries had indeed been anything but friendly in recent times.

"At the end of the day, there is greater clarity, greater understanding, and most importantly, restored friendship," Holness said at a final press conference, where he also said that Rowley's five-day visit had been used to ?reset? the relationship between the two countries.

The two signed a final communiqué, the details of which have not yet been released. But Holness, who spoke first, said Jamaica was satisfied with some of Trinidad's specific responses to issues of trade and immigration that have strained the relationship between the two.

"Prime Minister Rowley has given the assurance that his government is taking the necessary steps to improve the situation and effectively implement the undertakings agreed between our two foreign ministers," he said.

Holness added that he was encouraged that a facility at Trinidad's Piarco International Airport, to suitably accommodate people denied entry, would be completed by the end of this month. There is also the ongoing training of immigration officers to deal with travellers.

Regarding trade, Holness said that both of them agreed that there was need for improvements in relations and the removal of impediments to deepen free trade.

Rowley reiterated the importance of his visit to avert what he called a trade war, largely occasioned by the constant complaints by Jamaican businesses about alleged unfair trade practices by their Trinidadian counterparts and the March saga surrounding the refusal of entry to about a dozen Jamaicans.

"Not every day that the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, or two prime ministers at all, get to spend all day and maybe all week working on issues that are of vital importance to the territories," he said.

Although the full details on the future actions have not been revealed, Rowley said, "If we had not agreed to take the initiative to put to an end what was festering between our countries, the consequences could have been quite dire for our business communities and for our countries as a whole."

Security, air and sea transportation, energy, tourism, and technical and culture cooperation were among the other issues addressed.

Holness has accepted an invitation from Rowley for a Jamaican delegation to visit Trinidad and Tobago to continue the talks.

https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20160722/restored-jamaica-trinidad-tobago-declare-were-friends-again

link problemjay Joined: Aug 3, 2014
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5/4/21, 3:14:00 PM 
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Who cares about your 2016 article you posting here?

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link Chrissy Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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5/4/21, 3:21:14 PM 
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But opened them to Britain - ah well!

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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5/4/21, 3:26:26 PM 
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Problem with all your pride and arrogance over the years, the future economic climate is looking like the two most ridiculed, criticized and abused ones are on the verge of becoming the chief corner stones in the Caribbean, might be time to start humbling yourself my brother!
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link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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5/4/21, 3:28:46 PM 
In reply to Chrissy

Point taken Chrissy, the very first case in Jamaica, was someone from UK who headed directly to a funeral in Jamaica, which resulted in many infections and deaths, ironically, she survived the virus.

link problemjay Joined: Aug 3, 2014
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5/4/21, 3:30:20 PM 
In reply to Slipfeeler

What yuh say it look like, seem like, maybe, if, but ...

lol when have I heard this before? Oh in 2010 and again in 2014 and again in 2018

But anyway it’s good you seem to be very confident during a global economic crisis due to an ongoing pandemic
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link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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5/4/21, 3:34:32 PM 
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Are you currently in T&T?
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link Halliwell Joined: May 13, 2005
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5/4/21, 3:41:39 PM 
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You cannot tell your boss that you quit when he fires you pardna lol

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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5/4/21, 3:48:46 PM 
These are some of the Covid-related problems that our Brothers and Sisters in T&T are facing:

"Prime Minister Keith Rowley said that under the new restrictions, only businesses deemed essential services such as supermarkets, pharmacies and financial services would remain open, for reduced hours, in addition to the key energy and manufacturing sectors.
The government shut down shopping malls, cinemas, theaters, restaurants, bars, places of worship, beauty salons and fitness centers last week in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus. Other non-essential retail and food businesses such as street-food vendors will close from midnight.

"Our healthcare system is now in danger of (being) overrun because of the rate of infection we are experiencing,” Rowley said on Monday".

The country of more than 1.3 million people managed to curb COVID-19 infections during much of last year. Its total tally of 11,313 cases and 174 deaths since the start of the pandemic is still less than half the global average per capita.
Yet contagion has surged lately, with Trinidad and Tobago currently registering 2,506 active COVID-19 cases. Health officials warn the healthcare system could be overwhelmed in 10 days if the trend continues

One particular factor for concern is the arrival of the highly transmissible Brazilian P1 variant, first identified in a Venezuelan migrant.
Only 42,455 people in Trinidad and Tobago have been vaccinated to date as small Caribbean island nations complain of inequitable global access to vaccines for countries without the financial or political heft to seal deals."

(Reporting by Linda Hutchinson-Jafar in Port of Spain; Editing by Sarah Marsh and Peter Cooney)

link bravos Joined: Oct 13, 2009
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5/4/21, 3:52:15 PM 
Too friggin late and very ironic,the whole ah Jamaica done here already and they glad they can't leave because the BORDERS CLOSED SINCE LAST YEAR FFS.

You cannot come anyway!! Jamaicans here illegally in the thousands see the border situation as the second coming of Christ arredi and others will gladly come if borders were open...


There are even Jamican Youtubers based in Trinidad discussing T&T topics everyday...

So doh come T&T because of the UK variant but go to the UK because dais massa still, pleh..

This is so much bullshit and T&T still lower than Jamaica and half the world avg,but we does deal with things head on hence the new urgency that others aren't capable of processing properly...

So "doh go deh",buh we say fack off and doh try to come since early last year !!

link problemjay Joined: Aug 3, 2014
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5/4/21, 3:54:58 PM 
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Yuh know that is a good point. Hundreds of Jamaicans want to come TnT to live and the thousands that live here already this will make them more happy knowing they can’t leave Trini anytime soon and can’t get deported back to Jamaica anytime soon big grin

link bravos Joined: Oct 13, 2009
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5/4/21, 3:58:31 PM 
In reply to problemjay

Yep I know many and they love how things are going .

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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5/4/21, 3:59:26 PM 
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You still haven't answered my question?
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link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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5/4/21, 4:01:27 PM 
In reply to bravos

Personally, I haven't lived in the Caribbean for over 30 years, so I think you might be talking about someone else.
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