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Monday, February 21

Bajan gays seek refugee status in Canada

Stabroek News - Guyana: "Barbados Nation) At least nine people, mostly gays, have applied for refugee status in Canada, claiming harassment and abuse in Barbados; and the matter is being investigated by the Barbados Consulate in Toronto, as well as the Canadian government’s Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).

The applicants, including one young woman, have sought hearings with the IRB, and at least one has been refused while another has appealed his case, reliable sources confirmed yesterday.
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