Guyana rejects Barbados Deportee
Capitol News understands that the man, Dexter David was deported from Barbados and arrived aboard a LIAT flight just after 1 on Tuesday afternoon. He arrived without travel documents identification documents and as such the Guyanese Immigration Department could not confirm his identity and nationality.
The man told Immigration officials that he is Guyanese. His relatives were contacted and they raced to the airport with expired travel documents and other identification documents but local Immigration did not accept any of the documents.
A Senior official at the Immigration office today told Capitol News that it is a policy of the Guyana government that anyone who arrives without travel and identification documents not be allowed to enter the country and the Airlines ought not to bring in passengers who are without travel documents even if those passengers were deported.
Family members of the man are concerned that Barbados may now jail him, and local immigration could have used the documents they provided and allow the man entry. Immigration could have also made checks of its own records since the man is the holder of a Guyana passport. Local immigration may just be as guilty of a wrong as Barbados immigration since the man may have been sent back to Barbados without any travel document, a family member noted.
A source at the airport said this incident is not an isolated one, and there are many other cases of persons being sent back here without any travel document or identification documents. It is strange the source said, that Guyana rejected the man when in the past, accepted many others who arrived the same way.
An official at LIAT airline said the company does not usually fly in passengers who are not holders of a passport or some id document and the airline intends to investigate the report.