Thursday, April 18, 2024

Legal battle likely over fingerprinting


Share post:

THE FREUNDEL STUART ADMINISTRATION could have its hands full with a court battle over its decision to fingerprint Barbadians leaving and returning to the country from next month.

Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley served notice of this possibility yesterday.

She said that a legal team, including St James North MP Edmund Hinkson, and fellow attorney at law David Comissiong, was prepared to challenge the biometrics initiative which is scheduled to start on April 1.

Mottley, a former attorney general, said it was “absolute nonsense and madness” for Barbados to fingerprint its own citizens. But beyond that, she said how the authorities had dealt with the related regulations was wrong.

Speaking during the first day of debate on the Appropriations Bill, she said: “You notice I have only spoken on this once because a folly is a folly . . . and the law courts are going to have to deal with this if good sense doesn’t prevail.  .  .”

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Google sacks staff protesting over Israeli contract

Google has sacked 28 workers who took part in protests against a deal the technology giant has with...

DLP ‘divide’

Members of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) have been summoned to a meeting on Sunday to thrash out...

Dust Haze Advisory for Barbados

A plume of Sahara dust haze has already begun to affect Barbados and its marine area from today...

US suspends visa service in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -The US State Department has announced the suspension of routine visa services at its...