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Immigration to investigate Jamaican’s complaint

The Barbados Immigration Department is investigating a complaint by a Jamaican national that she and her 14-month-old son were mistreated by immigration officers when they arrived here over the weekend.

In a brief, two-paragraph release this afternoon, the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) quoted Chief Immigration Officer Wayne Marshall as saying the department would issue “a comprehensive response” following completion of the probe.

“Once the department’s investigations have been completed, a comprehensive response to the incident will be issued through the Barbados Government Information Service,” the release quoted the head of Immigration as saying.

Barbados TODAY reported yesterday that 24-year-old Sonia King had complained that she and her child were treated poorly by immigration officers when they arrived here from Trinidad on Saturday for a brief holiday.

She claimed that they were made to wait for hours, given a dirty mattress and blanket on which to sleep in cold, uncomfortable conditions, and told early the following morning that she was not welcomed here and would be sent back to Trinidad where she resides.

However, King claimed that after she boarded the aircraft she was escorted out by a security officer and taken to the immigration desk where her denial was reversed and she was granted a two-day stay in Barbados.

King also threatened to sue the Immigration Department over her treatment.

2 Responses to Immigration to investigate Jamaican’s complaint

  1. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 31, 2016 at 3:41 am

    The passport is the proof immigration think one way.Some of them getting on as if they own the airport.The chife immigration that went home in February this year used to get on the same way.Where is she now.

  2. jrsmith August 31, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Here we go again nothing learnt from last time, this kind of happening will go on and on until some big person gets interfered with and then things will change…who manages this airport is they going to be camera information and evidence this time , or this will be as like 50 years ago…we say she say..


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