Dennis Chung, chief executive officer, Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica
“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.”