Caribbean Court of Justice considers the Shanique Myrie case
Sir Ronald Sanders has written an excellent article about the state of CARICOM when subjected to the cold light of what happened to Shanique Myrie. Well worth your time…
Since the establishment of CARICOM in 1973, tens of thousands of CARICOM nationals have travelled in its member states with no difficulty. However, a significant number have complained of discrimination by immigration officials at the point of entry of several Caribbean countries – some, even when they are travelling on Canadian, US and European Union passports.
All of this has raised questions about the value and relevance of CARICOM to the citizens of its 15 member countries. Indeed, these events have created resentment and an inclination to dismiss CARICOM as nothing but a government ‘talking shop’. The governments themselves have not done enough to address the problem, which if a solution is not found, will undermine the worth of CARICOM to many of its citizens.
from Bajan Reporter’s Eyeing the case before the Caribbean Court of Justice by Sir Ronald Sanders
Further Reading about Shanique Myrie
BFP, March 24, 2011 – Jamaican women welcome in Barbados if they submit to a finger up their vagina?