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Jamaicans must clean up their act


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Jamaican’s Public Defender Earl Witter is calling on Jamaicans to clean up their act.
This has been the caution as more Jamaicans are coming forward complaining in the media that they are being unfairly targetted by Barbadian authorities because of the actions of a few.
Witter urged Jamaicans travelling to foreign shores to be exemplary ambassadors of the country in an effort to salvage the country’s already blemished reputation.
“How Jamaicans can help themselves is by ensuring that when they travel to Barbados and other foreign destinations they do not attempt to take in any contraband and when in those territories they obey the law. That way they will help salvage the bad reputation of Jamaican travellers caused by narco-traffickers and other illegal activities,” Witter said.
Witter’s call comes on the heels of complaints from a Jamaican woman Shanique Myrie, that she was finger raped and subjected to demeaning treatment from officials at the Grantley Adams International Airport before being booted out of the country.
Following Myrie’s revelation, more Jamaicans have come forward with accusations of discrimination against them by officials in Barbados. Among them are three Jamaican males who claim they were beaten, abused, locked up and sent back to Jamaica without explanation.(Jamaica Observer)


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