Shanique Myrie’s case begins at the CCJ

17 Feb 2012

The Caribbean Court of Justice embarked upon hearing its first case from Jamaica when on Thursday 16 February 2012, it held a case management conference by video link established between the CCJ Headquarters in Port of Spain and the Supreme Court of Jamaica in Kingston. The case was brought in the Court’s Original Jurisdiction by Shanique Myrie, a 22-year old Jamaican, who is accusing officials at Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport of an unlawful cavity search carried out on 14 March 2011 when she attempted to gain entry to that CARICOM member state.