CARIBBEAN Airlines will, as of this weekend, be operating flights for Jamaicans stranded in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, The Bahamas, and Antigua and Barbuda, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith has announced.
The two Jamaicans had earlier told the Jamaica Observer that they were unable to return home because regional carrier Caribbean Airlines had been unable to fly to some territories because of border restrictions.
After learning yesterday that The Bahamas is one of the countries from which Caribbean Airlines flights will be repatriating Jamaicans, she contacted the airline but was told that the flights are only for students.
“Antigua border opened for international flights and Jamaica is now the same [for nationals], but Trinidad and Tobago hasn't opened their borders and Barbados hasn't opened their borders yet.
She was scheduled to do a third last month, but the closure of Jamaica's borders up until last week Monday and the difficulty faced to now get a return flight have dashed her hopes of completing the medical procedure any time soon.