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Airport officials give testimony in Myrie case

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Airport officials give testimony in Myrie case

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Three witnesses took the stand earlier this morning when the Barbados leg of the Shanique Myrie case against the Government of Barbados was heard by the Caribbean Court of Justice.
General manager of the Grantley Adams International Airport, Joseph Johnson, Acting Comptroller of Customs, Frank Holder, and Sergeant Vernon Farrell of the Royal Barbados Police Force all provided testimony that was heard by the six judges and president, Sir Dennis Byron.
Myrie, a Jamaican woman, has brought the case to the CCJ, claiming she was subjected to an embarrassing cavity search when she arrived in Barbados on March 14, 2011. She is also claiming discrimination by the Barbadian authorities for being detained in a cell at the airport because of her nationality, and detained the next day.
Officials of the Immigration Department are also expected to provide chronological testimony later today showing Myrie’s movements at Grantley Adams International on the day she arrived. (BA)