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Attorney General insists Myrie has been paid

Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, says the money owed to Jamaican, Shanique Myrie, stemming from a ruling by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling has been paid, but the woman says she has not yet received the money.

 Brathwaite said that the BDS$75,000 in non-pecuniary damage and BDS$2, 240 in pecuniary damages were paid  through the Barbados Central Bank on Thursday and should have been credited to the account of Myrie’s lawyer a day later.

“We gave our word. We kept our word. Barbados remained committed to the CCJ. We always had every intention of complying with its judgment,” Brathwaite said yesterday.

The CCJ had in October last year ruled that Myrie be awarded the damages after she had alleged that when she travelled to Barbados on March 14, 2011 she was discriminated against because of her nationality, subjected to a body cavity search, detained overnight in a cell and deported to Jamaica the following day.

Myrie also claimed that she was subjected to derogatory remarks by a Barbadian Immigration officer and asked the CCJ to determine the minimum standard of treatment applicable to CARICOM citizens moving around the region.

Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister AJ Nicholson last week told the Senate that the ball was in Myrie’s court to lodge a complaint to the CCJ about Barbados’ lack of compliance despite a promise by the country’s Prime Minister Freundel Stuart three months ago that payment would be made.

But Brathwaite had promised earlier this week that the money would be paid as soon as it is released by the Treasury. (CMC)

10 Responses to Attorney General insists Myrie has been paid

  1. Tster Trix
    Tster Trix June 21, 2014 at 11:23 am

    If she was paid just show receipt of the transaction. It’s not rocket science. Otherwise it looks incompetent.

  2. Bobby Brown
    Bobby Brown June 21, 2014 at 11:26 am

    this is basic common sense.. They say she got paid and it is in the public domain, now she will see the news and if she was not paid she will go back too the news and say they telling lies so if by monday and she aijn say nothing then all is well

  3. Bunny Sobers
    Bunny Sobers June 21, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Hmmm and yet still workers can’t get them salaries for months

  4. Raseedah Marshall
    Raseedah Marshall June 21, 2014 at 11:54 am

    So this means that government workers who don’t get pay for months on end, should take up a case with CCJ if they want to see their salary…smh

  5. Alice Prince
    Alice Prince June 21, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    She is entitled to this money. She was awarded it by the court. Why the delay in paying her her money? Stupes. Pay her an put and end to it. If not she will go back to court and force the payment to me made. The rest of the Caribbean is paying close attention. She will get her money. She deserves every penny.

  6. Clive Walrond
    Clive Walrond June 21, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    And who cares

  7. Ezekiel Baker
    Ezekiel Baker June 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    For the violating of this lady dignity, I don’t believe there is any amount of money given to her, can every remove her nightmare or remove the mental scar, she has to live with, as African-Caribbean it’s appeared you don’t esteem your ladies, if she were European, American or oriental, would the comments be the same.

  8. Warren L Graver
    Warren L Graver June 21, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Bwoy Ian ……. I too am reading some of these comments and wonder. When exactly did we get here? Have we lost our sense of moral and citizenship? SMH

  9. Olutoye Walrond June 21, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Aren’t we a bit hasty here? I mean – it’s been mere hours that this transaction has been made. What’s the big hurry.

  10. jr smith June 22, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    How could anyone trust bajans,they are the laughing stock of the area. Marie should take them back to court if no money isnt there after she check on monday.
    If this money isn’t paid, the Attorney General should be sacked.But by whom ,who is charge of Barbados. Its tin pot.
    What and why would any sensible person in future want to do any real business with bajans. They are so educated and stupid all those bible punchers around the world, should now target Barbados they could pick up some easy money just come and wave they bible.


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