Private Sector Organization of Jamaica Calls for Boycott of Goods from Trinidad

William Mahfood, the president of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), has urged Jamaicans to boycott goods coming from Trinidad and Tobago in response to reports of a growing number of Jamaicans being denied entry into that country. According to Mahfood, the boycott should remain in place until T&T honors the obligations it has under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. Mahfood says Jamaicans must stand up for their rights as a nation and tell T&T that if Jamaicans are not allowed to move freely within the Caribbean Community,they will no longer provide T&T with access to their markets. Mahfood has contacted Kamina Johnson-Smith, Foreign Affairs Minister, and will push for Jamaica to use its market leverage to obtain freedom of movement. Mahfood’s actions follow a number of incidents beginning on March 22, 2016, in which Jamaicans were not allowed to enter T&T,