Mixed views on paying Myrie

There have been mixed reactions from Barbadians on Government’s announcement Jamaican Shanique Myrie will be paid this week.  Myrie, who was denied entry into Barbados back in March 2011, was awarded US$38,620 (JAM $4 million) in damages by the Caribbean Court of Justice.

Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 4.25.00 “I think that this is great. I think she deserves it. It’s a large sum for that, but I believe that she should get the money. If you come to a Caribbean island and get treated like that, could you imagine the hurt that you will feel? ’Cause we are one Caribbean, one people.”

 

Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 4.27.14 PM “I go with the decision that she should be paid. I can’t say whether they took too long, but the thing is, we are a people of our word, and I am of the opinion that we are making good on that. I don’t really think there is too much noise if you are promised something and you don’t get it at the time that you think you should get it.

“She wants her money. We said we were going to pay; let her have it; be done and over with it.”

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“There are other people who the Government owes too. I know of a man who put Government in court for wrongful dismissal . . . and he hasn’t gotten paid. There is also another guy called Al Barrack who the Government has money for, for years, and they have not paid him.

“So why should Shanique Myrie get priority over them? You mean just because she decided to complain? I think they should go in order; take the others who they owed before, and go in sequence. First come, first serve; let her wait her turn like anybody else.”

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“If they could pay she, they could pay Barrack. They owe Barrack money a long time and they can’t pay him. Yeah, they take long, but you know how Government works.”

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“I don’t think it should be paid at all.”

13 Responses to Mixed views on paying Myrie

  1. Daniel Polonis
    Daniel Polonis June 18, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Mixed views? We are beyond opinions… A court ruled a judgment issued..pay the woman and move on. If you want to recoupe the loss.. Fine the immigration and other officers who thought it was ok to abuse their authority. Conduct a investigation and charge the woman who was bringing her here to strip or prostitute and hit them with human trafficking and seize any assests believed to have been made from a criminal enterprise. This talk about. Oh the woman is this and that..is irrelevant..

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    • Josh June 18, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Agreed. Let’s mitigate the reputational risk on Barbados, uphold the court’s judgement and be done.

      And you are right, instead of the usual arrogant and ignorant response from the government, let’s hear about the internal investigation they have undertaken; processes they have put in place to ensure such an incident does not re-occur and general lessons learnt and corrective action taken.

      Right about now, Barbados is too small and dependent to be posturing. Especially with the spate of attacks on white tourists, Caribbean tourists via cricket, cropover, etc may be our lifeline so let’s embrace rather than shoot ourselves in the foot by looking like idiots.

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  2. Daniel Polonis
    Daniel Polonis June 18, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Mixed views? We are beyond opinions… A court ruled a judgment issued..pay the woman and move on. If you want to recoupe the loss.. Fine the immigration and other officers who thought it was ok to abuse their authority. Conduct a investigation and charge the woman who was bringing her here to strip or prostitute and hit them with human trafficking and seize any assests believed to have been made from a criminal enterprise. This talk about. Oh the woman is this and that..is irrelevant..

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  3. Inmyownwords Jamaicantillidie
    Inmyownwords Jamaicantillidie June 18, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I am also sure there are some who thinks it is Myrie who should be paying for such quality finger service normally reserved for the most special of Guest.

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  4. Ryan Henry
    Ryan Henry June 18, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Personally i think she should have to wait just like anybody else who government owes, pay barrack first, then de tax returns, get to hell in line.

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  5. Bobby Brown
    Bobby Brown June 18, 2014 at 9:11 am

    those customs people trouble the girl i hope she get pay tomorrow

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  6. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua June 18, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Barbados Government…….PLEASE PAY ALL YOUR DELINQUENT BILLS………..where is the red lettering when you want it…

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  7. Mia Blackman
    Mia Blackman June 18, 2014 at 11:08 am

    She was offended by being denied entry not by being sexually assaulted cuz there was no proof that she was,that case had been thrown out. How could she be a tourist? I thought when ur goin to a country for the first time u sort out accommodation. She couldn’t even say where was staying of what she was coming to do and why does race always gotta come into play. Why mention the white man did he had a part in this? Wanna too love to blame the white man for everything. Smh. Our own laws is what have us this mess

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  8. Fraser Young
    Fraser Young June 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    That’s why the courts have precedence over public opinion

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  9. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner June 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Ok her settlement was court ordered just like Al Barrack plus others why have these people not been paid before her,whats the criteria for paying her first because she keeping most f- -king noise.Please im waiting for someone to answer that question.

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  10. Danieal Oneal
    Danieal Oneal June 18, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    The amount owed to her is far less than albarrack which is easier for the government to pay and ppl don’t forget the government under the late David Thompson offered albarrack a contract to pay him in parts which he declined on and I think this woman deserve to be paid as a penalty for the way we treat our own ppl

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