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Jamaica and Cayman Islands want to strengthen relations

 Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness greets  Alden McLaughlin, Premier of the Cayman Islands after discussions at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston on August 7. Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness greets Alden McLaughlin, Premier of the Cayman Islands after discussions at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston on August 7.
KINGSTON, August 10, 2019- Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin, this week held high-level discussions at Jamaica House, aimed at improving trade, maritime and aviation relations between the bordering nations.
 
The Cayman Island premier who has portfolio responsibilities for Employment and Border Control; Community Affairs and International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs along with a delegation  attended  the 67thstaging of the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show, and held discussions aimed at strengthening cooperation in several areas.
 
The leaders spoke on cooperation in the areas of travel, air services, agriculture, tourism, environmental sustainability, maritime issues, energy cooperation, education, training and trade.
 
Prime Minister Holness noted that Jamaicans are most interested in accessing a more liberal travel arrangement to the Cayman Islands, which remains a British overseas territory.
 
Both Prime Minister Holness and Premier McLaughlin have agreed to ensure plans are developed to improve travel between the neighbouring states.
 
In the areas of trade and agriculture, the Government of the Cayman Islands is seeking to look at increased opportunities particularly in the area of  livestock from Jamaica.
 
Jamaica also agreed to lead and assist in the area of tourism resilience training through the Resilience Centre. Additionally, linkages will be made in order for discussions in the areas of technical and vocational training partnerships to be explored. 
 
The Cayman delegation left the island on Thursday.
 
 
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