Barbados denies mistreating Jamaican woman

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share NewsRegional Barbados denies mistreating Jamaican woman by: – March 28, 2011 13 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Barbados Foreign Affairs Minister, Maxine McClean, has dismissed allegations by a Jamaican woman who says she was mistreated by Barbadian Immigration officials on a visit to the country two weeks ago.The woman, Shanique Myrie, says she was subjected to two demeaning cavity searches by a female immigration officer at the Grantley Adams airport when she arrived in Barbados on March 14.She alleges that the immigration officer also made several derogatory remarks about Jamaicans.The Jamaica Gleaner reported that the allegations have sparked a diplomatic row between Jamaica and Barbados, leading Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Ken Baugh, to write Barbadian authorities demanding an immediate investigation into Myrie’s claims.Minister of National Security, Dwight Nelson, has also asked Public Defender Earl Witter to intervene.However, in a story published by CANA News on Sunday, McClean says a thorough investigation conducted by the Barbados Immigration and Customs Department into the allegations by Myrie shows that the accusations are false.According to the Barbados minister, Myrie was denied entry into Barbados because she failed to establish where she would be staying in the country.The minister said that Myrie’s body was never searched, only her luggage.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Ayew’s Penalty against Uganda Earns Black Stars Maximum Points

first_imgThe Group D encounter got off to a bright start as the Cranes surged forward and Tony Mawejje took a shot which was gathered by goalkeeper Razak Brimah in the opening five minutes.However, it was the Black Stars who tried to find the back of the net when Asamoah Gyan tried a header in the 19th minute, but the experienced striker could not hit the target with only keeper Denis Onyango to beat.Ghana piled pressure on the Cranes’ defence and Christian Atsu’s left-footed attempt sailed over the crossbar in the 22nd minute, failing to trouble the Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper.Six minutes later, Ayew received a ball unmarked in the box, yet his shot lacked poison and Onyango collected with ease.Thirty minutes into the match, Avram Grant’s men received a penalty when Isaac Isinde lost the ball and pulled down Gyan in the penalty area.Ayew raised his hand to hand the Black Stars the deserved lead as he converted from the spot, ensuring Ghana went to the tunnel leading 1-0.In an aim to respond, Milutin Sredojevic’s men dominated the proceedings upon their return from the tunnel, with skipper Geofrey Massa unleashing a rocket shot from a set piece in the 68th minute which narrowly went over the crossbar.Uganda switched off mentally in the 85th minute and nearly paid the price when Atsu too unleashed a powerful shot from close range, but Onyango produced a fine save.In the wake of the defeat, the Cranes sit at No 4 with zero points in the group from their opening loss.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFCON 2017 A first-half penalty by Andre Ayew ensured Ghana bagged the full three points as they beat Uganda 1-0 in their 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group D match at Stade de Port-Gentil in Gabon on Tuesday evening.Following the victory, the 2015 Afcon losing finalists sit at No 1 in the group with three points and one goal goal so far.last_img read more