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Family going to CCJ


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Family going to CCJ

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The lawyer representing a Grenadian family who claimed they were bullied and humiliated by members of the Royal Barbados Police Force over a false accusation of stealing a mobile phone, says the matter is now heading to Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

Attorney Ruggles Ferguson said the action would be taken against the state of Barbados and “we have applied for what you call special leave to bring the matter in the Caribbean Court of Justice”.

In October 2016, five members of the Gilbert family were in Barbados for an appointment with the United States Embassy to have their visas renewed. Having completed their business early, they decided to go to Bridgetown for some shopping and to enjoy each other’s company, since they had never travelled as an entire family before, Tamika Gilbert had said.

But they said the trip became a nightmare after a store owner accused the young women of stealing her mobile phone and police were called in. (CMC/BW)

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