Shanique Myrie’s case continues
One witness was recalled to complete his evidence, another was recalled to clarify something given in his original evidence on Monday, and two new witnesses also took the stand when Shanique Myrie’s discrimination case against the Government of Barbados continued today.
Myrie’s suit is being heard by the seven-judge Caribbean Court of Justice at the No 1 Supreme Court in Barbados.
Myrie, 25, of Jamaica, is accusing the Government of discriminating against her because of her nationality when she arrived in Barbados on her first trip to the country on March 14, 2011.
She is also claiming abuse, alleging she was subjected to a humiliating body-cavity search before being detained in a cell at Grantley Adams International Airport overnight, and deported to Jamaica the next day.
Myrie is represented by Jamaican attorneys Nancy Anderson and Michelle A Brown.
Lawyers for the Barbados Government are Queen’s Counsel Roger Forde and Pat Cheltenham.
The case continues tomorrow.
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