McClean meets with Jamaicans
A high powered Jamaican team flew into the island today for talks with Government officials in an effort to bring closure to an issue that has been raging in the local and Jamaican media for the past week following Shanique Samantha Myrie’s charge that she had endured a cavity search at the hands of either an Immigration or Customs officer.
Senior Government ministers in Jamaica had called for further investigations into the alleged incident despite a statement from Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxine McClean that a thorough investigation had already been carried out that showed nothing of the sort had taken place.
Jamaica’s Trinidad-based High Commissioner Sharon Saunders, flew into Barbados this afternoon ahead of the rest of the four-member delegation, and after a meeting with McClean, expressed confidence that the matter could be resolved through diplomatic channels.
“The aim is to get to the truth . . . and the facts,” she told reporters at the Culloden Road, St Michael headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Justice must be done and seen to be done.”