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Jamaican students in Ukraine have not accepted gov’t’s loan offer – Johnson Smith

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamina Johnson Smith is reporting that Jamaican students in Ukraine have not taken up the government’s loan offer to cover expenses to return home

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamina Johnson Smith is reporting that Jamaican students in Ukraine have not taken up the government’s loan offer to cover expenses to return home.

Johnson Smith said that the loan offer, which would cover airfare to Jamaica, was made on February 12 through the Embassy in Berlin

Although seven students had requested assistance, ultimately they decided not to go this route, she noted

“The seven Jamaican students who had indicated their interest in accepting an offer of support from us to purchase tickets for their return home, decided against returning to Jamaica

“We understand that while some students are making private arrangements to travel to other cities in the region until the situation in Ukraine improves, others are still cautiously monitoring the situation. We are aware of eight students who have left thus far, with an additional five travelling from Ukraine over the course of this week.”

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