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TWO BARBADIAN men who left here on Saturday evening to work with the Norwegian Cruise Line, as part of the National Employment Bureau’s (NEB) programme, were reportedly detained for several hours by United States immigration because no officials were at the airport to receive them.
A source told the DAILY NATION yesterday that investigations were under way to determine why no one from the Barbados Liaison Office met the men at Miami International Airport.
Reports indicate that the men, one of whom was travelling for the first time, were detained for several hours, interrogated and searched and released only yesterday morning following frantic communication by authorities here and in Miami.
Calling the situation “highly embarrassing”, the source said the two men were part of a group of four who left on Saturday to work with the cruise line.