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Witnesses testify at Barbados sitting of Shanique Myrie case

Published:Monday | March 18, 2013 | 1:24 PM

Three witnesses took the stand this morning when the Barbados leg of the Shanique Myrie case against the Barbadian Government was heard by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

General Manager of the Grantley Adams International Airport, Joseph Johnson and Acting Comptroller of Customs, Frank Holder gave testimony.

The court also heard testimony from Sergeant Vernon Farrell of the Royal Barbados Police Force.

Myrie, who is a Jamaican woman, has brought the case to the CCJ, claiming she was subjected to an embarrassing cavity search when she arrived in Barbados on March 14, 2011.

She is also claiming discrimination by the Barbadian authorities for being detained in a cell at the airport because of her nationality, and detained the next day.

Officials of the Immigration Department are expected to provide chronological testimony later today showing Myrie's movements at Grantley Adams International on the day she arrived.

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