O’Neil Grant, president, Jamaica Civil Service Association
“From a trade union perspective in the Jamaican context, we have seen a decline in the strategic importance of Jamaica for US politics. I don’t see us being any worse off or better off under a Trump or Clinton presidency because we no longer offer strategic importance to the United States, and this is even more so with the heightened interest in Haiti and Cuba. The biggest issue I think we might face is the heightened scrutiny we may get from a security standpoint because of the impact that some of our activities have been having on US citizens. I don’t think we matter significantly to a Donald Trump in relation to any of the things he wants to do.
“We have always been complaining about our porous ports and the impact that US arms are having on us, but I don’t see where they’re going to put any significant policy measures in place to stem the flow of guns.”