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Garcia on pause

Raul Garcia leaving the detention facility at the Garrison, St Michael, yesterday morning to make an appearance before the law court.

By Barry Alleyne | Thu, November 01, 2012 - 12:09 AM

Just when Raul Garcia thought things were about to change for the good, they remained the same.

Now the stateless detainee of this country’s Immigration Department will have to keep his fingers crossed until November 21.

That’s because more than five hours of mediation between attorneys and a High Court judge to have his conditions improved ended in a stalemate yesterday.

Exactly one week ago, similar mediation by Justice Margaret Reifer had earned Garcia rights to have radio and television at his Dalkieth, St Michael detention facility. His attorneys David Comissiong, Ajamu Boardi and Paula Jemmott went to court again yesterday looking for a further amelioration of conditions.

That was not to be, even after a further two-hour mediation chaired in chambers by Justice Reifer.

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Posted by Tony Webster 1 year, 12 months ago
COE essential.

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Posted by nesta marley 1 year, 12 months ago
abuse of justice....... by the way,how come the nation has not published the results of the alexandra commission...could it be it didn't go their way or CADRES way..

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Posted by young dennis 1 year, 12 months ago
Man travels to Barbados, gets caught with contraband, spends years in prison, is released, becomes persona non grata, becomes a headache for Freundel*(sp), his cause championed by Comissiong,celebrity status afford..sweat pants, cool shirts,smiling for the cameras. story continues.

somewhere, a movie script is being written.

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Posted by Nora Regis 1 year, 12 months ago
While we focus all our attention on Mr Garcia’s case, and rightfully so, why are we not talking about Earl Victor a Bajan national detainee for over four years by Director of Public Prosecution Charles Leacock without charges being charged with crime, or a speedy trial therefore denying him due process of law.?

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Posted by dirty okra 1 year, 12 months ago
This is the goverment's fault. They should have deprted him from the start instead of making him do 15 years. LET THE MAN GO!! HE SERVED HIS TIME. HE PAID HIS DEBT TO SOCIETY. I SEE DAMN MURDERERS GETTING OUT OF JAIL ALL OVER THE CARIBBEAN. YOU MADE AN EXAMPLE OF HIM( litte good it really did) NOW ITS BACKFIRING. FREE RAUL GARCIA.

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Posted by Nora Regis 1 year, 12 months ago
Garcia has paid his dues to society and should be accorded all the rights mandated by International Human Rights law.


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Posted by Pan Wallie 1 year, 12 months ago
Be thankful for small mercies, Mr Garcia, and keep your positive. There's no gain without pain. Hurricane Sandy just released a different message. It's an uncanny world.

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