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Published:Sunday | April 3, 2016 | 4:53 PM
William Mahfood

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is to push for a boycott of goods from Trinidad and Tobago against the background of recent complaints by Jamaicans that they were ill-treated and refused entry by immigration officials.

William Mahfood reportedly said their should be a boycott until Trinidad and Tobago honours its obligations under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

CANA reported Mahfood as saying that it was time for Jamaica to stand up for its rights. He said it was time for the country to refuse Trinidad access to the Jamaican market, if it continues to restrict free movement of Jamaican citizens.

The PSOJ president, according to the report, said he had been in touch with Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith, and that he would be pushing for the country to use its market as leverage to achieve freedom of movement.