It is with great regret that I write this email, but I am so embittered that I have no choice but to seek recourse.
In September 2011, I took a holiday at a major resort and had a great time there. Subsequently, in March 2012, I visited for four days and stayed in a smaller hotel, and also had a great vacation.
However, on both occasions, I observed the way immigration executed their duties. Jamaicans (writer not included) were shouted at, insulted and spoken to in derogatory fashion.
I decided to let it rest, but in recent times there have been disturbing news about the way Jamaicans are being treated in Antigua, especially at the airport, that forces me to speak.
Sir, I am all for regulations, and I agree that Jamaicans visiting Antigua must meet the requirements necessary. I also agree that Antigua Immigration reserves the right to deny entry due to dissatisfaction as it applies to the requirements.
My point is, there is a right way to say “no” and on both occasions, I was very disappointed in the way the officers on duty executed their duties.
I trust the powers that be will look into this matter and do right by not only Jamaicans but by all who enter their points of entry. It is a downright shame as a people and the Caricom community that we choose not to be decent to each other.