Jamaican Shanique Myrie Wins Court Case
The Caribbean Is One Nation.
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), has awarded Jamaican national Shanique Myrie, $75000. and has ruled that the Barbados Government , breached her right of entry, when she arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), on March 14, 2011.
Ms. Myrie had claimed she was verbally abused, subjected to a cavity search and denied entry into Barbados. Barbados Foreign Minister, Ms. Maxine McClean, had been one of the first to dismiss Ms. Myrie's claim.
The Mahogany Coconut Group, will continue to insist, that all Caribbean nationals be treated with respect by customs, police and airport personnel, when they are travelling throughout the region. We can only hope that this decision, alert customs and airport officials to the expectation, that they must treat fellow Caribbean travellers with the dignity and respect they deserve.
As the Mighty Stalin reminds us : " We took the same trip on the same ship.." We must always bear in mind that we are all owners of our wonderful islands and the manner in which we treat each other , will determine how beautiful they remain.
Caribbean citizens must be allowed to travel freely within the region without any harassment.