Den­nis Chung, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Pri­vate Sec­tor Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Ja­maica

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“I think Clin­ton will fol­low sim­i­lar poli­cies like Obama. From the point of view of reach­ing out, par­tic­u­larly to small is­land states like Ja­maica, we stand a good chance of get­ting bet­ter trade re­la­tion­ships with Hil­lary Clin­ton. She’s a lot more diplo­matic than her op­po­nent. She knows how to han­dle for­eign pol­icy, and the way she deals with Eu­rope is go­ing to be very im­por­tant for us, es­pe­cially in terms of oil prices.

“Un­der Clin­ton, I think that the im­mi­gra­tion con­cerns are still go­ing to be there for the United States. I don’t think it will get any eas­ier.

“From the point of view of Trump, I just get this feel­ing that if a Trump pres­i­dency comes in then he is def­i­nitely go­ing to cre­ate a new think­ing in the US where it’s the US against every­body else. I think it could strain re­la­tions, cer­tainly with us in the Caribbean, and def­i­nitely, with the Mid­dle East and Eu­rope. The other neg­a­tive for him, among the many, I don’t think he has the ca­pac­ity, like Hil­lary, to deal with the crises in the Mid­dle East, and, there­fore, you might see some jit­ters in the oil mar­kets that could have an im­pact on us. I re­ally don’t see any pos­i­tives with Trump.”

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