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Reading This J’can Trini Animosity

By N Oji Mzilikazi

Originally appeared in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 23, Number 25 December 12, 2013

Thirteen Jamaican nationals deported from Trinidad became the latest cause for the long-established Jamaican “Exceptionalism Bureau,” and “Hating on Trini Brigade,” to mount the mythical high horse of “Righteous Indignation,” claim victimization, pronounce Trinidad are denying Jamaicans entry, and issue a call for the boycott of Trini goods.

Every sovereign state retains the right of refusal, even when there are agreements between nations for the free flow of goods, persons and traffic — but don’t tell that to the Jamaican “Exceptionalism Bureau.”…