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‘Cover up’ claims in Myrie case


CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

‘Cover up’ claims in Myrie case

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The Government of Barbados has been accused of being involved in a “huge cover-up” in Shanique Myrie affair.
That claim was made today before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) by the lawyer representing Myrie in her discrimination case against Barbados.
Attorney Michelle Brown, in her closing argument before the six-judge panel at the CCJ’s Henry Street headquarters here, urged the court to completely believe the entire testimony of Myrie because the woman’s evidence had remained consistent and accurate throughout the process of the hearing before the CCJ.
Myrie claims she was discriminated against because of her nationality when she arrived in Barbados on March 14, 2011. The 22-year-old also claims she was subjected to a body-cavity search in unsanitary and demeaning conditions before being detained and deported the next day back to Jamaica.
Full story in tomorrow’s DAILY NATION

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