CARICOM members can join Myrie suit
The Barbados Government has lost another round in the fight against the lawsuit filed by Jamaican Shanique Myrie.
Despite objections from Barbados, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has not only given the Jamaica government the go-ahead to join in Myrie’s suit, but has now opened the door for other CARICOM member states to get involved as well.
Both the grouping and individual member states will have until the end of next month to indicate their interest.
The CCJ handed down its decision around noon yesterday, a week after hearing an application from the government of Jamaica to become a party in the case in which Myrie claims that on March 14, 2012, she was indecently assaulted and verbally abused by Immigration officers at the Grantley Adams International Airport and wrongfully refused entry into Barbados.
Jamaica wanted to get involved on the grounds that it had an interest in ensuring respect for the rights and benefits of its citizens and other CARICOM nationals under the Revised Treaty Of Chaguaramas. (DP)