Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Comments made by the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago are triggering a boycott of products from T&T by people from West Indian nations. All images of Caribbean unity were shattered when Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said earlier this week that her twin-island nation would have to get some benefit if it were to help neighbors hurt by Hurricane Tomas. Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia are the nearby West Indian countries that suffered damage from Tomas, and thus far, none of those governments have signed on to boycott products of Trinidad and Tobago. But citizens of those countries are burning up the social network sites of Facebook and Twitter with messages encouraging a boycott of products from T&T. "Seriously, that was simply heartless and plain selfish!!! We need to show her what can happen when serious, God-fearing and caring people unite," wrote one Facebook poster from St. Lucia, according to the Go-Jamaica news website. Common theme for the day: no words.

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