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Mar 3, 2022

Jamaica FM Speaks on CARICOM Meeting

Kamina Johnson Smith

In more news from the CARICOM heads of government meeting earlier this week, we spoke to the foreign Minister of Jamaica, Kamina Smith, about her thoughts on the meeting. She also spoke about Jamaica’s contribution to trade in the region. Here is what she told us in this exclusive News Five interview.


Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jamaica

“I absolutely congratulate Prime Minister Briceno on really managing this Inter-sessional extremely efficiently and ensuring all views are heard during the robust discussions that took place. And, we discussed, I think significantly effective matter which are priority to the region, ensuring that we look at the matter of recovery of course. We don’t think of it as recovery, but we look at the matters of the CERT, that is the Economic Recovery Task Force that Prime Minister Mottley had established. We looked at Agro food and national food security. That is so important to all of us and ensuring that we moved forward with the leadership of Guyana in that regard, as well as on climate change.”


Paul Lopez

“If you would perhaps, for a local audience, help us to understand what it is that Jamaica contributes to the decrease of the extra-import bill when products?”


Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jamaica

“Well, we are expanding our dairy production generally. We have just successfully had approval after a three year process to supply condenses milk to the region, to be a major supplier for condense milk. This is helpful because it contributes to employment. It contributes to the effective functioning of the CARICOM institution, to be able to demonstrate their feasibility to the region. That is one of the thing. But we are also looking to Guyana and others in the region with respect to poultry production, and that is something in the works now.”

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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