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Opposition questions gov't on mass deportation from the UK

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2016 | 9:33 PM
Opposition spokesman on foreign affairs, Dr Morais Guy, says the government should indicate whether the Jamaican High Commission in the UK took steps to ensure that the persons who are being deported are actually Jamaicans.

The Opposition People’s National Party is calling for the government to indicate whether due process was followed for the Jamaicans deported from the UK.

Opposition spokesman on foreign affairs, Dr Morais Guy, says the government should indicate whether the Jamaican High Commission in the UK took steps to ensure that the persons who are being deported are actually Jamaicans.

He notes that some may have been without passports to prove their identity.

 

Opposition spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Dr Morais Guy

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Guy is also calling for the Government to indicate what arrangements have been made to reintegrate the deportees into the Jamaican society since reports suggest many have been living in the UK for years and may not have any close relatives here.

Guy says the issues surrounding the deportations from the UK highlight the need for the government to move swiftly to appoint a High Commissioner to London.

 

Opposition spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Dr Morais Guy