The United Nations has been warning that the worsening global refugee crisis will result in more displaced persons heading to the Caribbean, but data show Jamaica has not been providing a haven for these individuals.
According to the Economic and Social Survey Jamaica 2016, no application for the granting of refugee status was approved during the year.
The report showed that twenty one Cubans applied for asylum in Jamaica during the year.
The UN says Trinidad & Tobago has recorded 400 new applications for refugee status since the start of the year. This is a 40 percent increase from last year.
The twin island republic was listed as the third most popular country in the region behind Belize and Dominican Republic for asylum seekers coming from a number of countries. These include Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, Syria and Pakistan.