David Fit­ton: Bri­tish High Com­mis­sioner to Ja­maica

Jamaica Gleaner - - UNITED STATES ELECTIONS 2016 -

“Not for me to say whether there are any lessons Ja­maica can learn from the United States pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

“Ja­maica has its own fully demo­cratic sys­tem. The elec­tion I’ve seen take place here demo­crat­i­cally and fairly.

“But I can see why Ja­maica, like the rest of the world, is in­ter­ested in the out­come, be­cause Amer­ica has a very big in­flu­ence world­wide, whether it’s po­lit­i­cally, eco­nom­i­cally, mil­i­tar­ily or in in­ter­na­tional af­fairs.

“I don’t want to spec­u­late how Ja­maica will ben­e­fit from a Trump pres­i­dency or a Clin­ton pres­i­dency.

“In terms of bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween the US and Ja­maica, which­ever can­di­date wins, they will be the best way for­ward.”

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