PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART has told his Jamaican counterpart, Andrew Holness, that recent claims of ill-treatment by Barbadian authorities towards Jamaicans will be “fully investigated” and sanctions applied if anyone is found in the wrong.
The issue came up between the two yesterday during a telephone conversation and a day after Stuart met with the new non-resident High Commissioner of Jamaica to Barbados, David Prendergast, and honorary consul Ella Hoyos, at his Ilaro Court official residence.
In the exchange between the two leaders, Holness expressed deep concern at the two reported incidents, to which Stuart agreed that they were unfortunate and that on becoming aware of the matters, he had immediately sought a full briefing on them.
In the DAILY NATION of August 30, Jamaican Sonya King, arriving from Trinidad with her 14-month-old son Kaleb, complained that she had been mistreated by immigration. In the last SUNDAY SUN, Jamaican Marsha-Lee Cooke complained that she was strip-searched, beaten and accused of bringing in drugs before being charged and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds for 16 days. (BGIS/AC)
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