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Opposition concerned about new wave of deportees from UK

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 3:38 AM
According to Dr Guy, the Opposition is also concerned that people who had appeals pending before 2014, might be in this group of deportees.

The Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Dr Morais Guy is questioning if there is adequate provision for the accommodation and social integration of the group of Jamaicans to be deported from the UK today.

He is also worried that after the people to be deported are picked up, not much information is provided to their relatives on their whereabouts.

According to Dr Guy, the Opposition is also concerned that people who had appeals pending before 2014, might be in this group of deportees.

He wants the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade through the British High Commission to ensure that there is adequate due diligence before deportation.

The opposition spokesman has also questioned whether there is any tracking mechanism for the deportees.

According to the British High Commission, since 2008, the UK has invested approximately £5.3 million in resettlement projects in Jamaica.

It says the money has been used to develop support services to reintegrate and rehabilitate deportees and to improve the management of local offenders.