October 23, 2019

Barbados questions the credibility of Guyana’s passport process

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By Wonita Stephens From Guyana Guardian As the controversy surrounding the arrest of a half-naked Guyanese woman in a brothel and her subsequent deportation takes centre-stage on social media, Barbados’ Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinckson remains baffled as to how the woman was able to obtain a second passport under a different name from […]

Why Trinidad denied entry to 12 Jamaicans

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From Caribbean News Service PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 02 2016 – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it had prevented 12 Jamaican nationals from entering the island late last month because they were “deemed likely to become charges on public funds”. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said that Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Minister […]

UK: Police use of force needs recording better, IPCC says

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From BBC A better system for recording the use of force by police in England and Wales is needed to improve public perception, the police watchdog has said. The Independent Police Complaints Commission says people think force is used more readily than a decade ago. Its report also found people with mental health problems are […]

Bahamas gov’t still awaiting report on Jamaican women

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From Jamaica Observer NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas government says it does not condone the “abuse of any detainee” as it awaits the findings of an investigation into the arrest of 11 Jamaican women earlier this month. Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell told the Parliament late Monday that he had already spoken […]

Jamaica’s security minister defends $4m spent to deport Abu Bakr

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From Caribbean360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday October 22, 2014, CMC – National Security Minister Peter Bunting has sought to justify the amount of money spent to deport Yasin Abu Bakr, leader of the Jaamat Al Muslimeen in Trinidad and Tobago. In a statement to Parliament on Tuesday, Bunting said the JA$4 million spent to send Bakr […]