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AUDIO: “It's about equal rights and justice”, says Myrie after CCJ ruling

Published:Friday | October 4, 2013 | 12:32 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Shanique Myrie says she is excited and overjoyed by the verdict handed down by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) this morning.

The CCJ has ruled that the rights of the Jamaican were breached by border officials when she tried to enter Barbados in 2011.

The court has also ordered that a total of Bds$75,000 or J$3.6m be paid to Myrie in damages by the Barbadian government.

"It's not about the money, it's about equal rights and justice," Myrie told reporters outside the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston this morning after a live video link to the CCJ headquarters in Trinidad and Tobago.

Myrie also said this should serve as a lesson to other Jamaicans not to remain silent when they are wronged.

She said she has no plans to go back to Barbados, but added that she would not discourage others from going.

Myrie also said her life has changed since her ordeal became public in 2011.


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