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Barbados yet to pay Myrie

Jamaican Shanique Myrie is yet to receive the nearly JA$4 million in damages from the Barbadian Government, but she remains upbeat.

Myrie was last year awarded US$38,620 in pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages by the Caribbean Court of Justice.

The court ruled that evidence Myrie presented about an illegal cavity search and detention in a filthy cell at Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport and subsequent deportation was powerful enough for a panel of judges to award her the money.

But almost two months after the ruling Myrie has not yet collected a cent.

“It was never about money. It was more about proving that they treated me wrong, and I am not going to make it look like I am desperate for money. The moral victory is very satisfying,” Myrie told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

As a party to the Treaty Of Chaguaramas, Barbados has an obligation to comply with all the judgements of the court promptly.

“I have to get on with my life. The money will come when it comes. That was never my motivation,” insisted Myrie.

Myrie’s lawyer Michelle Brown confirmed that her client had not yet been paid.

“These things take time, especially with governments. However, we are working on the issue of payment,” said Brown, whose legal fees must also be paid by the Barbadian Government. (Jamaica Observer)

14 Responses to Barbados yet to pay Myrie

  1. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner January 4, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Very good gov broke join back of line like Al Barrack among others.

  2. Alx Edg
    Alx Edg January 4, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Pay the woman de money she ‘worked’ so hard for.She ‘earned’ it!! Spend it how yuh mek it!!

  3. Cassandra Gittens
    Cassandra Gittens January 4, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    not one cent

  4. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield January 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Barbados aint pay Barrack , some workers aint get pay for December. The people they take the drugs for the QEH aint get pay yet .The people that provide stuff to central purchasing aint getting pay .Oh my and I aint get no way yet .

  5. Hope Bless
    Hope Bless January 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Pay her what no mind home come first she can wait all she want that money to do is to buy hair

  6. Mhizz Joan Moore
    Mhizz Joan Moore January 4, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    the got other ppl that ahead a she so she gotta get in line and wait like anybody else………..but y BT bring up this subject doh stupes

  7. Gina-Ann Trotman
    Gina-Ann Trotman January 4, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Join d line sweet girl

  8. Janelle Marshall
    Janelle Marshall January 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Stupse . We have workers here who int get pay for months. Step aside Myrie. Dont panic

  9. Sisi Kitty Greenidge
    Sisi Kitty Greenidge January 4, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    And people still haven’t gotten their reverse tax credits as yet…so…yea

  10. Tracey Skeete-Winter
    Tracey Skeete-Winter January 4, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Not a cent for this opportunist…hope it takes years to get that money..hard working people in Bim got to get pay first

  11. Clyde January 6, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Will just buy more Weed.


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