Myrie recants part of statement
Shanique Myrie, the Jamaican woman who took the Barbadian Government to court for alleged inhumane treatment, today recanted a section of the statement she provided in the case, calling it “a mistake”.
Myrie’s action came during cross-examination by Queen’s Counsel Roger Forde, the lead attorney for the Barbadian Government, as the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) began hearing her case in its historic sitting at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.
Myrie contended, in paragraph 31 of her statement, which was tendered as her testimony in the case, that following her ordeal, a female immigration officer was directed by a male counterpart to go and retrieve her luggage.
She said the woman then asked her the colour of the suitcase and the full name on it before she left to get the bag.
But under cross-examination, Myrie admitted that she went with the female immigration officer to collect the suitcase.
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