Ongoing discrimination against J'cans, say lawyers in Shanique Myrie case

Mar 6, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Gleaner

Lawyers representing the Jamaican Government yesterday served notice at the Shanique Myrie trial that they will present evidence to show that Barbados has engaged in a pattern of discrimination against Jamaicans visiting that Caribbean territory.

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Carl

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who cares! Jamaica is a big a__ country
that needs to get itself together & produce more
jobs for it's literate residents & it's time to stop blaming
smaller countries for all of it's ills.
Jamaica's crime and slackness gets in the
way of Jamaica ever realizing it's full potential
as a country.
Miss Myrae tried to sneak into Barbados to work in
the sex industry. Miss Myrae lied about being invited to Barbados. Miss Myrae lied about her contacts & friends in Barbados. Barbados had a right to deport her, it is still unclear weather they every did a cavity search or
what on her! It's Shaniques scorned deported words against Barbados & she is out to get money for being embarrassed and deported. Lots drug gangs and prostitutes get deported back to Jamaica every day
!http://www.jamaicaobserver.co m/news/Jamaican-strippers-fine d--deported-from-Bahamas

The big elephant in the room is still why doesn't Jamaica control it's illegals from immigrating to
other islands.Why doesn't Jamaica create jobs for
it's own people? Jamaicans have huge problems with following the laws while abroad.

http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/visas-required...
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Mar 8, 2013
 
Carl wrote:
who cares! Jamaica is a big a__ country
that needs to get itself together & produce more
jobs for it's literate residents & it's time to stop blaming
smaller countries for all of it's ills.
Jamaica's crime and slackness gets in the
way of Jamaica ever realizing it's full potential
as a country.
Miss Myrae tried to sneak into Barbados to work in
the sex industry. Miss Myrae lied about being invited to Barbados. Miss Myrae lied about her contacts & friends in Barbados. Barbados had a right to deport her, it is still unclear weather they every did a cavity search or
what on her! It's Shaniques scorned deported words against Barbados & she is out to get money for being embarrassed and deported. Lots drug gangs and prostitutes get deported back to Jamaica every day
!http://www.jamaicaobserver.co m/news/Jamaican-strippers-fine d--deported-from-Bahamas
The big elephant in the room is still why doesn't Jamaica control it's illegals from immigrating to
other islands.Why doesn't Jamaica create jobs for
it's own people? Jamaicans have huge problems with following the laws while abroad.
http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/visas-required...
How is jamaica"blaming other nations for it ills" in this article? 2) why did u add ur own twist to this article?(3) there is no sex industry in barbados (4) if someone is visiting a fellow CARICOM nation how does that make them illegal?(5) all of these small fellow CARICOM nations dont have anything jamaica doesnt (xception of trindad)
Complex

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This woman is about to experience a true test of her integrity. Already, there are recantations and adverse witness statements.
No one should be subjected to unjust and arbitrary searches and mistreatment unless such is warranted by historical data or highly probable grounds for suspicion and can be, for the most part, substantiated with evidence, usually found on site.
It is indeed sad to see Jamaicans come under such scrutiny and so frequently. There are so many cases that we do not read about in the media. Only this week I heard about another case of a young Jamaican man, a performer, who was held at the Heathrow airport overnight and deported to Jamaica next day.
The irony of it all is that this perceived injustice is quite often neutralized by the character and intent of the so called “victims.” How many times have the US and Canada imposed measures to keep Jamaicans out. Crime rate among Jamaicans living communally in any country is concerning. Jamaica itself has the reputation a "little Detroit.” Ask any Caribbean native who is the most violent/backward/lewd/vain/ill iterate, etc., of the islands and most will say those “-#@& Jamaicans.” Many have Jamaican friends and acquaintances yet the disapproval rate is high, but subtle.
When the Barbados immigration officers act to bar entry to Jamaicans, one has to be careful to not assume guilt on either side. There is in addition to the duty to care and protect, an underlying fear of admitting criminal element or those with suspicious intent and due diligence is simply protocol. If the actions of the immigration officer/s are rooted in other motives or directives then clearly there needs to be further investigation. If this the action is faulty, is this immigration officer displaying personal or systematic symptoms?
Did Ms. Myrie enter Barbados in good faith on the day in question? So far, it appears that the individual she claimed to be visiting has rendered that claim inauthentic. This raises questions around her integrity, but should not be viewed as an automatic assumption of ill intent. She is certainly under the microscope. I wish her well and if her intentions were pure, I hope she is justified.
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Complex wrote:
How many times have the US and Canada imposed measures to keep Jamaicans out. Crime rate among Jamaicans living communally in any country is concerning. Jamaica itself has the reputation a "little Detroit" Ask any Caribbean native who is the most violent/backward/lewd/vain/ill iterate, etc., of the islands and most will say those “-#@& Jamaicans.” Many have Jamaican friends and acquaintances yet the disapproval rate is high, but subtle.
Show me one point in ever in history where US or even more strengent Canada "kept Jamaicans out" (2) little detroit have u seen haiti genius, jamaica has the best geography and is the trendsetter in independence amongst other things in the english speaking caribean (3) show me any reports on Canada or the USA where the crime jamaicans comitted were ever singled out or highlighted.
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Show me one point in ever in history where US or even more strengent Canada "kept Jamaicans out" (2) little detroit have u seen haiti genius, jamaica has the best geography and is the trendsetter in independence amongst other things in the english speaking caribean (3) show me any reports on Canada or the USA where the crime jamaicans comitted were ever singled out or highlighted.
Massa G...the posters you are responding to on this thread are posters that have a stigma against Jamaica and Jamaicans, and will let their personal feelings and thoughts about Jamaica and Jamaicans affect their ability to speak on the topic at hand. Pay them no mind, Massa G...they are delving from the issue at hand.

What these posters want others to believe is that Jamaicans are guilty, no matter where they are. A raindrop hits the Queen in the face...blame the Jamaican. Dog barked at someone passing by...must have been because the dog was being antagonized by a Jamaican. A madman runs through a shopping mall in Toronto, firing off multiple shots, wounding several, and killing one? The Jamaican had to be in on it somehow...if the Jamaican didn't do the shooting, then the Jamaican MUST have given the shooter the gun and bullets, or maybe have threatened the shooter with a sweet potato fry or something! Massa G...these posters are RIDICULOUS, and they LIVE to find things wrong with other people, even though when they are challenged to do so, they simply can't do it on a scale that would illustrate that they have a point. THIS is why countries like America and Canada haven't singled out ONLY Jamaicans from coming into their nation...it is because studies cannot point to a large enough number of Jamaicans to say that there are simply too many Jamaicans committing crimes in their nations, in order to keep Jamaicans out of their country...that goes for ALL countries that I know of so far (somebody can prove me wrong here...here's your chance!).

Alright, Massa G...let's get down to the REAL ISSUE brought up in this thread conversation. Shanique Myrie is suing the Barbadian government for abuse of process and discrimination, among other things that envelop how Shanique was treated when she was detained by customs officials in Barbados. Many critics will point their fingers at Shanique, and say that Shanique is a prostitute, that Shanique lied about where she was going to stay in Barbados, and who she was going to see in Barbados, and that Shanique cannot accurately remember what happened at the airport minutes before her detention, where her luggage was concerned. How does that have anything to do with the case at hand, Massa G?

Now...I can't say that the customs officials in Barbados were wrong for detaining Shanique Myrie, and that they didn't have a right to send her back to Jamaica on the next flight back to Jamaica, after they stamped her passport with a rejection, HOWEVER, how do you go from that, to the INVASIVE STRIP SEARCH AND CAVITY SEARCH WITH A GLOVED FINGER IN SHANIQUE'S VAGINA FOR DRUGS, when there weren't any drugs even found on her person, nor in her luggage??? Get ANYONE that wants to talk Shanique Myrie down to justify the Barbadian custom officials's actions in this case...waiting for a REASONABLE explanation from anyone brave enough to try to defend the Barbadian custom officials's actions!

This isn't about a GUILTY drug smuggling Jamaican in Barbados, or a Jamaican winding up in Barbados under a false passport, or is trying to get into Barbados illegally, per say...Let's say that Shanique Myrie is guilty of trying to enter Barbados under false pretences. Well, there is a procedure for dealing with CARICOM nationals, that try to enter another CARICOM nation under false pretences, and FINGER-RAPING them is NOT part of the protocol!

CARICOM is supposed to operate how Canada and America scrutinize the North Americans that want to pass back and forth from their nations...
Blacktigershark

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If someone that was trying to cross the Canadian/American border, was stripped and cavity searched by way of another person's finger, you wouldn't hear the end of it, and I'm sure that if the detainee was not in the possession of drugs, with no record of crime or drug history (sure that Shanique Myrie doesn't have a crime or drug history...but I don't really know her), then that detainee would be suing the hell out of the country that did them wrong, and EVERYBODY would be on the side of the detainee, no matter if the detainee offered up the same song and dance that Shanique Myrie SUPPOSEDLY offered up to the Barbadian government, in order to get into Barbados!

If the customs officials thought Shanique Myrie was a prostitute, then that's for them to believe. It doesn't mean that because they thought that Shanique Myrie was a prostitute or whatever, that they could have her strip down, so that some woman could put on a glove and insert her fingers in Shanique's vagina, and threaten her with incarceration if she didn't stand still, while other customs officials are berating Shanique!

Yet, to some, this will be the story that Shanique made up, correct? Well, if that was the case, then why did they subject Shanique to the search in the first place??? There are detainees that the Barbadian customs officials arrest, have locked down and taken to the hospital, and either have them X-rayed to see if they have any sort of drugs within them, or they wait to see if these detainees pass any drugs in their stools, to see if they can subsequently charge them with possession of drugs, and maybe with the added charge of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. Barbados has a shady track record for how they treat their detainees. This would be reminiscent of how some encounters have been for detainees at the hands of Barbadian officials...

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Jailed-an...

I suppose I'm going to hear that rape justifies the sentence for drug smuggling, right Massa G? NEVER heard of this being the punishment for drug trafficking in North America...maybe in PAKISTAN, but not anywhere that I know of in the Western Hemisphere!

Massa G...you can't talk to people that have inherent hatred towards Jamaica and Jamaicans! Just hit them with the FACTS, and watch them wither by the wayside!
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I come across this article, and it makes me wonder...

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/US-Blacks...

'When will Black people stand up and say that they have had ENOUGH of this ill treatment, and demand better WORLDWIDE?'

This means that Black people are going to have to open up their own businesses, support and invest in their own businesses, and stand up for other Black people that are being mistreated, or not treated as equals in ANY part of the world!

With how MANY Black people think where it comes to the plight of other Black people, it doesn't seem as if Black people will make the advances that they should be making...Blacks won't be able to survive like this for another century, much less another decade!
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Haters.u all envy us for our music our athletes and how talented we all are,most of all u all know we are no walk over we stand up for our right where ever we go.Jamaican women especially are targeted in barbados because we are clean industrious,hard workers and very talented and know how to look after our selves so we are often told that u come to take we man.most time their man is not the choice of men we want.Dont blame us if your men go crazy for us,go blame yr men and yr selves.HAPPY U WON SHANIQUE.GOD BLESS AND KEEP U.
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<quoted text> How is jamaica"blaming other nations for it ills" in this article? 2) why did u add ur own twist to this article?(3) there is no sex industry in barbados (4) if someone is visiting a fellow CARICOM nation how does that make them illegal?(5) all of these small fellow CARICOM nations dont have anything jamaica doesnt (xception of trindad)
If the small islands dont have anything Jamaica doesnt why are there tens of thousands living in Antigua, Barbados, St. Martin and the Cayman islands. There are countless strip clubs in Antigua where hundreds of Jamaican girls are employed in prostitution. And we have something all Jamaicans want - our passports which allows us visa free travel to England Canada and Europe.

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