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Bangladeshis case adjourned

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Bangladeshis case adjourned

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SIX BANGLADESHI BUSINESSMEN will remain in the island as the court adjourned their challenge of an immigration order for the third time yesterday.

The men, who arrived in Barbados on November 16, were given a one-week stay instead of their requested three-week visit and they promptly challenged that in court.

Yesterday they got another adjournment until tomorrow when the matter will be back before Justice Randall Worrell in chambers. Attorney at law Peta-Gay Lee Brace, who is representing the men along with Sumaya Desai, said that the order of the court in adjourning the matter allowed the men to stay until the next hearing.

The visitors are seeking to have the Supreme Court overturn the decision of the Chief Immigration Officer in denying their applications for an extension of time, and for the immigration head to give the reasons for denying them the three-week stay.

Yesterday the matter was called around 11:39 a.m. and during a break before the judge, Lee-Brace and Desai went behind closed doors with Deputy Solicitor General Donna Brathwaite and Jennifer Small, who are representing the Immigration Department.

Eventually the parties returned to chambers where the matter was adjourned around 1:27 p.m. Lee-Brace and Small would only say it was put back until Friday.

The matter has come before the court on November 26, December 7 and yesterday.  (AC)