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The reality—after CCJ ruling

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – THE ripple effects of the landmark ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the case of the Jamaican Shanique Myrie vs the Barbados government, should shake the leaders of Caricom out of their  Rip van Winkle-like slumber to honour their commitment to unhindered free intra-regional movement of citizens of the regional community.
Caricom citizens, and particularly those who, like me in years past, have been subjected to unnecessary arrogance—to say the least—by immigration officials at some ports of entry—seem to owe a debt of gratitude to Ms Myrie.
After all, it is her courage in seeking a ruling by the CCJ for some terrible wrongs she had suffered on entry and prior to deportation from Barbados between March 14-15, 2011, that resulted in the historic CCJ ruling.

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