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Six J'cans stranded in Trinidad

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


SIX Jamaicans — four women and two men — have been stranded in Trinidad and Tobago, following the suspension of flights by the budget carrier RedJet.

Jamaica's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement yesterday, said attempts to guard the welfare of the stranded Jamaicans are being taken by the country's high commission, which is also seeking to find the quickest and safest mode of transport to get them back home.

"Since learning of the situation of the Jamaicans in Trinidad and Tobago, who were denied entry into the Twin Island Republic and have subsequently been unable to return to Jamaica because of the suspension of all RedJet flights, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, through its Diaspora and Consular Affairs Department and other officials of the ministry, has been in constant contact with its high commission in Trinidad and Tobago," the ministry said.

It said that two Jamaican sisters who were denied entry into the Caribbean island last week Monday were subsequently housed in a facility in which they met five more Jamaicans. On Saturday, the sponsor of one of the women arrived at the airport and she was landed, leaving the other six.

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"The ministry, through its arms, continues to work feverishly to guard the welfare of our Jamaicans and to see their safe return home as soon as possible," said the foreign ministry.

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