Finger rape case could head to CCJ

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Jamaica's dispute with Barbados over the alleged ill-treatment of 20-year-old
Shanique Myrie could be headed to the Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Court
of Justice (CCJ).
Dr Kenneth Baugh, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, has warned that
the CCJ could be asked to rule on the case if the two countries cannot work out
their differences.
This would be the first time that the Jamaican Government would be taking a case
to the CCJ since it was established in 2001.
With the Myrie dispute now at the level of government to government and a probe
under way in Bridgetown, the Jamaican authorities are demanding that the
Barbadian government does all that is necessary to establish the facts.
The dispute stems from claims by Myrie that she was subjected to verbal
harassment and a demeaning cavity search on arrival in Bridgetown.
Myrie said she was subjected to an invasive cavity search by a female
immigration officer when she arrived in Barbados on March 14.
No contraband was found on her during the search and she was denied clearance to
enter the country before being held in immigration detention and sent back to
Jamaica the following day.
The young woman has since retained the services of Hylton, who is the former
minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade.
She has also been invited to Barbados to identify the officer who conducted the
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