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Round 2 for Barbados, Jamaica

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Round 2 for Barbados, Jamaica

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High level delegations from Barbados and Jamaica today began a second round of talks aimed at preventing a major diplomatic row over claims by a Jamaican woman that she was abused by Barbadian Immigration officials in Barbados earlier this month.
The Jamaican delegation arrived in Barbados on Wednesday to probe Shanique Myrie’s allegation that she was subjected to a vaginal search at the Grantley Adams International Airport by an immigration officer who, she claimed, also made discriminatory remarks about Jamaicans
The two sides were scheduled to meet at the Barbados airport to get a first-hand look at the room in which Myrie claimed the incident took place.
Yesterday, Barbados’ Foreign Minister Maxine McClean held initial talks with Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Sharon Saunders, which both sides described as “frank and cordial”. (CMC)