JAMAICAN Shanique Myrie on Monday received the US$38,000 from the Barbados government that was awarded to her by the Caribbean Court of Justice last year over a demeaning body cavity search she was subjected to in the Eastern Caribbean island in 2011. Yesterday Jamaica Observer online readers welcomed the decision and praised the newspaper for keeping the story in the 'spotlight'. Here are some edited comments:
I must commend the Observer for keeping the spotlight on the ordeal since it broke. And I must also praise Ms Myrie for her steadfastness even amidst the frustration caused by the Barbados government. ...Enjoy your money, although it is not able to give you back your dignity which was stolen.
Survivalist Reggae Artist
Finally! Hopefully the sister will find some closure and move forward with her life. Big up [to] the Observer for exposing and bringing this violation to light.
No human should ever go through what Ms Myrie went through, especially from a sister nation. I am glad the issue is resolved and Ms Myrie can go on with her life.
Beautiful! Case closed!
Junior S Jerman
Good luck, sista... hope you'll put the money to good use.
Her plight was brought to international attention after the Observer reported her ordeal (Jamaica Observer). Jamaica Observer has done an excellent job in the trajectory of ensuring that justice is served.
Ms Myrie has a lot to thank the Jamaica Observer for in bringing her ordeal to local and international attention. This triggered actions by the Jamaican government and Ms Myrie's legal team, to achieve this result.
Amen. You got your money and now please move on with your life so we can stop hearing about this. We have a government that is worthless and this needs to be our focus. All the best to you and don't lend your money to anyone...
I am happy you receive your money, Miss Myrie. Like your courage. Good luck.
That's why people should stay away from Barbados. They think they are the smartest people ever and like to talk down to you. I stay away from them.
Now use that money to improve yourself, invest in your education, maybe even study law to be a human rights activist.
Now that this is over, hopefully you will use this windfall and chart a financial course that will meet some of your aspirations for the future.