Garcia denied visitor
Living with a toothbrush and two books for the past five days, Raul Garcia requested some companionship yesterday.
It was denied. And now his attorney David Comissiong is convinced he will have to take the Government of Barbados to the law courts to either allow his client to have visitors, or even earn his total freedom.
A vexed Comissiong told the DAILY NATION yesterday: “It is a wrongful use of power by the Chief Immigration Officer.”
He revealed that Chief Immigration Officer Erine Griffith yesterday refused Garcia’s request to have a counsellor visit him at his special lodging facility near the Garrison, St Michael. The counsellor was very helpful to Garcia during his 20-year incarceration in Barbadian jails, and the two struck up a friendship, so the former inmate wanted to have a talk with him yesterday.