Backlash for T&T leader's Tomas Aid Comments

... And we should make Trinis feel it where it hurts. Too rude!

"Trinidad and Tobago’s Opposition Keith Rowley is among a wave of people who’ve criticised Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for her statement that the twin-island nation would have to get something in return for helping Caribbean neighbours affected by Hurricane Tomas. Trinidad & Tobago NO FREE HELP!

The Prime Minister on Monday indicated that her government had already mobilized two containers of foodstuff and would make a decision where to send it – although St Vincent and the Grenadines has already been identified as a recipient – but said there must some way in which Trinidad and Tobago would also benefit, including through the use of local builders and companies in the countries’ restructuring efforts. She had said she would discuss the aid issue with her Cabinet colleagues and the Opposition.

Immediately after her comments were reported, there was a wave of criticism, with many bloggers from Trinidad and Tobago as well as Barbados, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines, which were affected by Tomas, describing her comments as “heartless” and “selfish”. Read more: Backlash for T&T Leader's Tomas Aid Comments

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