cassells denied entry after bringing lawsuit against the State
He came here to participate in a hearing where he is suing the Attorney General of Barbados for wrongful detention.
However, a new matter arose over the weekend when Jamaican Jahnoy Cassells arrived on the island last Sunday.
Cassells was denied entry and detained at the Grantley Adams International Airport.
He reportedly tried to explain to personnel there that he was here to attend to a court matter. However, this morning Justice Dr Sonia Richards ordered that he be deported after he appeared in court under heavy police escort.
Barbados TODAY understands that Senior Crown Counsel Deidre McKenna of the Solicitor General’s Chambers represented the Office of the Attorney General and the Chief Immigration Officer, while Peta-Gay Lee-Brace was counsel for the Jamaican. The Chambers matter was heard in the No. 6 Supreme Court.
Initially, there was a stay on the deportation order but that was lifted this morning and Cassells was released back into the custody of the Immigration Department.
Meantime, the original lawsuit in which he is contesting his “unlawful” two-year detention in maximum security has been set for April 18.