What’s Trending:Myrie’s case, Teachers on strike
Thu, April 19, 2012 - 9:00 AM
The Nation’s Online Editor Carol Martindale looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados.
Barbados will have a case to answer in the Caribbean Court of Justice based on the claim of 24-year-old Shanique Myrie, a Jamaican woman, who said she was subjected to a painful cavity search by a Barbadian Immigration officer and denied entry into Barbados.
Readers were swift with comments this morning regarding this story which is one of top articles trending today.
Michael Oneal: “Can any one tell me why this woman is trying to drag down BIM.”
I Am a Bajan: “We are many island of one people, let us live together!”
Kelly Johnally: “If this lady was indeed wronged she is entitled to justice regardless of who it embarrasses. Who knows how many other women, Bajans included, could have been in similar situations and didn’t stand up from themselves. She has every right to her day in court….”
Natasha Broomes: “God please let this case be conducted fairly and quickly I honestly sick of the incident and sigma surrounding it.”
June Anne Richards: “Thank you Myrie for your strength. You are representing so many other women across the Caribbean. May God bless all Caribbean women.”
The other story trending this morning is of Alexandra School teachers being back on strike from today.
This is the second time for the school year and the third in as many years that the close to 30 teachers represented by the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union will be away from class.
Readers weighed in on this as well.
Jon-ross Johnson: “Hope the children not get left out for too long. These meetings should have been in the Easter vacation.”
Maude White: “It's time to end this senseless war - for the children's sake. Isn't there anyone, on this rock who can reason with these people? Lay down your arms, take up the cause of peace - for the children's sake.”
Liz Griffith: “Just praying that my son doesn't get into Alexandra this 11+. My heart goes out to the students and parents there. Obviously those teachers don't have children at the school.”
Sherry Brathwaite: “Does anyone think about our children and the fact that CXC is around the corner.”
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