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Antigua: Gov’t promises report on West African saga will be made public


by Robert A Emmanuel (Antigua Observer) Antiguans and Barbudans will be able to view the full government report of the findings regarding the chartered flights from Nigeria as well as the government’s proposed solutions to the hundreds of West Africans stranded in the country.

Last month, Chief Immigration Officer Katrina Yearwood delivered a preliminary report on the matter to Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin and this was shared with his Cabinet colleagues.

However, during the post-Cabinet press briefing yesterday, Information Minister Melford Nicholas said that a more “thorough investigation needed to be done” prior to its release to the public.

“We were given certain leading pieces of information by Caribbean Impact [Impact Justice Project], and we will continue to work with our state agencies in other countries to ensure we have a full picture, after which we will take the necessary corrective action and share the information with the public,” he said.

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