THE Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will sit in Barbados from Monday for one week to continue hearing evidence in a matter filed against the Barbados Government by a Jamaican woman.
Shanique Myrie claims she was discriminated against because of her nationality when she arrived at Grantley Adams Airport on March 14, 2011.
Myrie, 24, is alleging she was sexually violated, verbally abused, locked up and deported the following day by Barbadian immigration officials.
On September 27, 2012, the CCJ granted leave to the Government of Jamaica to intervene in the matter.
Myrie, through her attorneys, had informed the court she could not afford to bring her witnesses to the CCJ's headquarters in Port of Spain.
In a statement issued by the CCJ, the court said it explored the possibility of using video conferencing technology to take the evidence of the witnesses but, after consulting with attorneys, it was decided the evidence must be given in person.
The court then sat in Jamaica.
The move to Barbados will facilitate the hearing of evidence of the witnesses for the Barbados government.