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Saturday, March 26

McClean: Jamaican claim untrue

NationNews Barbados The claim by a Jamaican woman that she was “body searched” before being denied entry into Barbados last week is totally untrue.

Senator Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade today made it clear that a thorough investigation had been carried out by the Immigration and Customs departments into a report that had been carried in the Jamaican Press suggesting that Shanique Myrie had been finger raped by immigration officers after she arrived in Barbados on March 14.

McClean was speaking at a Press conference at Government headquarters. She said: “There is absolutely no truth to a story carried in a Jamaican newspaper on Thursday March 24 that a female citizen of that country was body searched by an Immigration officer on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport”.