Jamaican lawyers hope Myrie case will bring change

(Barbados Nation) Jamaican lawyers are hoping the Shanique Myrie case against the Barbados Government could bring an end to discriminatory practices throughout the Caribbean.

Michelle Brown, who led the arguments in the successful application for leave before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) last Wednesday, said they were hoping that the lawsuit becomes a turning point for discriminatory practices throughout the region.

“It’s a matter of regional importance,” Brown said, “and how persons move throughout the region will determine whether or not we have a single market.

“Standards that are set in a case such as this will go a long way in determining whether or not the integration movement actually takes off and to what level.”

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