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CCJ wraps up Jamaican leg of Shanique Myrie case
2013-03-06 12:02:45 | (0 Comments)
Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer
Shanique Myrie - File
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) this morning adjourned its sittings in Jamaica in the Shanique Myrie case.
The adjournment came after lawyers representing the Jamaican Government finished presenting evidence.
The CCJ has been sitting at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston since Monday, to hear Myrie's case against the Barbadian government.
Myrie is alleging that she was discriminated against because of her nationality during a visit to Barbados in March 2011.
She claimed she was subjected to a body cavity search, detained overnight in a cell and then deported to Jamaica the following day.
READ: CCJ president scolds Barbadian attorney at Myrie hearing
The case is scheduled to resume in Barbados on March 18 when the Barbadian government will present its case.
During cross-examination today, deputy director for immigration at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, Ephieum Allen, conceded that the number of CARICOM nationals denied entry to Jamaica and Barbados in the last five years were not far apart.
Allen also conceded that there was not much difference in the vetting process used in both countries.
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