Hence why the development of a common market large enough to make manufacture and agriculture feasible and sustainable is necessary. Yes the costs are high, but the costs of not being able to secure your own food supply are even higher, and living in a middle income country where commodities are more expensive than in NYC or Toronto is not sustainable long term.As much as I get bored with Jamaican defensiveness, I confess the Yardies have a point about Trini products. They tend frankly to be substandard. A few years ago one of our grocery chains, City Markets, was bought by Neal and Massy, a Trinidadian company. Suddenly the shelves were full of cheap new brands that nobody heard of but were NOT up to standard. Seemingly all produced in Trinidad. The company promptly went bust.
When will we inhabitants of little islands with high costs and tiny populations figure out that there is NO FUTURE IN MANUFACTURING OR AGRICULTURE for us????????