After two years Jamaican national Shanique Myrie wins her case.
After 2 long years a Shanique Myrie the Jamaican national who had taken the Barbados Government to the CCJ has won that case. The CCJ today ruled that Myrie be awarded a total of 75 thousand Barbados dollars or 3.6 million Jamaican dollars.
The CCJ found that the Barbados government breached Myrie’s right to enter the country under article 5 of the revised treaty of Chaguaramas.
Myrie took the Barbados Government to the CCJ alleging that she was discriminated against because of her nationality when she arrived in Barbados on March 14, 2011.
The 25-year-old also claims she was subjected to a body-cavity search in unsanitary and demeaning conditions before being detained and deported the next day to Jamaica.
The Barbados Government denied the claims and argued at the hearing that the Jamaican woman had been untruthful to Immigration Department officials.
Myrie wanted the CCJ to determine the minimum standard of treatment for CARICOM citizens moving within the region under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.
Myrie had asked the CCJ to award her almost US$500,000 in punitive damages for the treatment she received on her visit to Barbados.
She also wanted the regional court to award costs and special damages.