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Decision in three months

After just over a year of taking evidence, testimony from 22 witnesses and visits to two other CARICOM states

Officer was 'right'

Desirability of Myrie and actions of officer the focal point of Barbados’ case

Myrie wants millions

Just over a million dollars in damages.

Not so fast

CCJ judges drill Myrie’s attorney over submission

Justices grill Shanique Myrie's lead attorney

The lead attorney for Jamaican Shanique Myrie was subjected to intense questioning

Open for business

Haiti’s President and CARICOM Chairman Michel Martelly says his country is open for business.

Hundreds of Jamaicans deported from region

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is reporting that 271 Jamaicans were deported from CARICOM states in 2012.

Just a front

Immigration officer says Myrie lied about who she was going to stay with while in Barbados

Never knew Myrie

Immigration officer gives reason for denying entry: supposed host never knew Myrie

Myrie firm on cavity search

Jamaican Shanique Myrie today defended and maintained her account of events on the day she claimed she suffered a “cavity search”

Kamla clarifies VAT removal

PORT OF SPAIN — Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday promised to remove the Caricom duties on food as part of the ongoing bid to reduce prices. The prime minister yesterday paid an impromptu visit to the Xtra Foods supermarket in the Grand Bazaar on the Uriah Butler Highway to check the implementation of the non-VAT […]

Heavy burden to bear

NASSAU — More than 35,000 Bahamians have diabetes, and the economic burden related to the non-communicable disease is estimated to be over $150 million annually, the Bahamas Diabetes Association warned yesterday. “The work of the association in prevention and education is of great importance,” the BDA said in a statement released yesterday, World Diabetes Day. […]

‘Brace for economic fallout’

PORT OF SPAIN — The economic impact of Hurricane Sandy will be as bad as the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US, says Prof. Norman Girvan, former secretary general of the Association of Caribbean States.
And while media attention is focused o

Gibson: Get ready for CCJ return

The Chief Justice has put all concerned on notice to prepare for the return to Barbados of the Caribbean Court of Justice for hearing the Shanique Myrie case.

Duty probe

  The Government of Barbados is to launch an investigation into the imposition of an “illegal” duty on Bajan exports to Belize. This was revealed today by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Ruth White, and endorsed by Minister Denis Kellman at the start of a familiarisation tour of Oran Limited, L&M Workshop and […]

Push for smuggling ring study

NASSAU — The government is pushing ahead with its plan to place Bahamian intelligence officers in Haiti with a view to investigating and breaking human smuggling rings operating out The Bahamas’ impoverished, yet densely populated southern neighbour, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell. The minister said the officers would be placed […]

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