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Shanique Myrie threatens to head back to CCJ

Shanique Myrie threatens to head back to CCJ

Frustrated by the failure of the Barbadian government to comply with a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling in her favour, Shanique Myrie says she intends to file a complaint before the court on the matter. Myrie had earlier this week complained that she was becoming impatient with the Barbadian state’s flagrant disregard for the […]

Not a cent yet to Myrie

KINGSTON –– Eight months after the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that Jamaican Shanique Myrie be awarded damages for refusal of entry at the Grantley Adams International Airport, and subsequent deportation, she is yet to collect a cent. In October last year, the CCJ ruled that Myrie should be paid US$38,620 in pecuniary and […]

Veteran broadcaster challenges regional media

Veteran broadcaster challenges regional media

Veteran broadcaster Vic Fernandes is lamenting the state of regional media and has called for Caribbean owners to take a stand on issues of digital transformation and standards. Fernandes, who served as CEO of Starcom Network for 26 years, issued the appeal last night at an awards dinner hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters […]

Myrie wait not long, says Jamaican minister

Myrie wait not long, says Jamaican minister

Shanique Myrie may be pushing for the Barbados Government to pay up the money awarded to her by the Caribbean Court of Justice but her country’s foreign minister says the five-month period that has elapsed since the judgment really isn’t a long time. “[It] is by no means a long time to await the payment […]

Red tape holding back Myrie’s money

It’s bureaucracy! That is what Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite told Barbados TODAY was holding up the payment to Jamaican Shanique Myrie, almost five months after the Caribbean Court of Justice ordered the Freundel Stuart Administration to compensate her with $75,000 in damages which is the equivalent of J$3.6 million. “Put it down to […]

Jamaican politician calls on Barbados to pay Myrie

Jamaican politician calls on Barbados to pay Myrie

Opposition Senator Robert ‘Bobby’ Montague yesterday called on Foreign Affairs Minister Senator AJ Nicholson to press the Barbadian Government to pay Jamaican Shanique Myrie the nearly $4 million in damages she was awarded by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) last year. “Let us insist, Mr Minister, that Miss Shanique Myrie be paid the funds […]

Barbados yet to pay Myrie

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 […]

13 Jamaicans denied entry in Trinidad

13 Jamaicans denied entry in Trinidad

KINGSTON – In a direct breach of the Revised Treaty Of Chaguaramas, and a snub of a recent ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Trinidadian immigration officers denied 13 Jamaicans entry into that country on Tuesday night, detained them and sent them back home on the first flight yesterday morning. The Jamaicans were […]

Between the CCJ and a hard place

  There is perhaps a no more distinctively inquiring mind today among CARICOM leaders about what exactly is meant by “hassle-free” travel than our Prime Minister’s –– we aver much too late. After all, it was in 1990 in the Grand Anse Declaration, agreed upon overwhelmingly by CARICOM Heads of Government, that of December 1 […]

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