Let cooler heads prevail: Support CARICOM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A NUMBER of Barbadians continue to be furious about the recent ruling in the case involving Jamaican Shanique Myrie and the Barbados Government. Over the past week, several of them have vented their anger with the decision, even going so far as to beseech the authorities in this country to limit Barbados’ involvement in CARICOM, which many maintain is meaningless.
Naturally there are many more who have not gone down that line. Rather, they have taken a different approach to the issue. They have argued that if the Court found that the people manning our borders were seen to be in breach then it necessitated the ruling which the CCJ handed down two Fridays ago. It therefore could mean less hassle for Caribbean people travelling around the region and not just in Barbados.
Still there are others, some of them residing right here in our fair country, and who at times have had nothing good to say about Barbados, who are quite excited and supportive of the CCJ and how it chose to resolve the issue. They have reasoned that Ms. Myrie has done the Caribbean a favour in her decision to take the action against Barbados, and the subsequent CCJ ruling will mean people can now move around the region according to the terms and conditions as outlined in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.

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