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Gov't gets go-ahead to call four witnesses in Shanique Myrie case
2013-01-31 17:54:34 | (0 Comments)
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has given the Jamaican Government the go ahead to call four witnesses at the hearing in relation to the Shanique Myrie case.
Shanique Myrie leaving the Supreme Court building - File
Lawyers representing the Jamaican government made the submission today via video link in the Supreme Court.
Today Myrie’s attorney Michelle Brown also requested that the female Barbadian officer who is accused of assaulting Miss Myrie give a witness statement.
However, the judges said the court would call the woman as a witness instead of having the claimant's team go through that process.
The court then instructed Roger Ford, who represented the Barbados Government at today’s hearing, to get a statement from the female officer.
The hearing into the case is set for March 4.
Shanique Myrie took the Barbadian Government to the CCJ on allegations that she was sexually assaulted by a female immigration officer at the Grantley Adams International Airport on March 14, 2011.
She also claims that she was subjected to forceful and brutish language by airport officials on her arrival.
Myrie wants the CCJ to determine the minimum standard of treatment to be given to CARICOM nationals moving within the region under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and its goal of hassle-free travel.
The Jamaican Government has said it joined the case to protect the interest of Jamaica and Jamaicans.
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