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outgoings that may be due at the time of sale.
UNSUITABLE BIDS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED.
JUBA---A fuel truck
exploded in South
Sudan, killing dozens of
people who had con-
verged around the vehi-
cle to siphon fuel, offi-
cials said yesterday.
Eighty-five people were
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Attorney General Adriel
Brathwaite says Barbados is not refusing to pay the
legal fees for attorneys who represented Shanique
Myrie in the case she won against the government.
But he says there are queries about the more than
US$1 million in fees being claimed for which Barbados
has been awaiting answers since August last year.
"I do not wish the Barbados public, or the public
outside Barbados, to believe that we do not wish to
satisfy the court s decision. That is not the case at all,"
Brathwaite sought to set the record straight in a
statement yesterday, after it was reported that the
attorneys are still waiting to get their money from the
losing party in the landmark case, as ordered by the
Caribbean Court of Justice.
Myrie successfully challenged the Barbados govern-
ment after being denied entry into the island on March
14, 2011. The CCJ ruled in October 2013 that Barbados
had breached the rights of the Jamaican national,
afforded under Article 5 of the Revised Treaty of
Chaguaramas, by denying her entry, and ordered that
she be paid approximately US$38,000 in damages
which she received eight months later.
Myrie was represented by several lawyers from the
firm HyltonBrown, including attorney-at-law Michelle
"My understanding is that the attorney-at-law for
Ms. Myrie submitted a claim to us for over US$1 million.
We have not even begun to ask her about the quantum,
which we have a problem with, because the quantum
is significantly more than what we paid our own attor-
neys, which included a Queen s Counsel and his junior,"
"We have only queried the disbursements and we
asked the attorney to provide us with supporting doc-
umentation for the disbursements. These were faxed
through to us, [but] they were unclear, and we made
it known to the attorney that we had not received all
of the documents and could she kindly resend them
to us. This was since August last year. There has been
no correspondence between Ms. Myrie s attorney and
the Solicitor General s Office, or myself as Attorney
General since August last year."
The Attorney General said he wanted to make it
"abundantly clear" that it was not a case of the gov-
ernment of Barbados not honouring its commitments
pursuant to the judgment, or government being unwill-
ing to settle the legal fees.
"We are a telephone call away, we are a DHL package
away, and we are a flight away. If the attorney wants
to come down to Barbados and discuss her fees with
us she could have done it since a year ago. We have
never said don t come and let us talk ," he maintained.
The report about the delay government s delay in
paying the money to the Jamaican lawyers had indicated
that the attorneys were unaware of when they would
be paid although invoices and receipts for the legal
costs were submitted to the CCJ and the government.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Nine of the 11
Jamaicans incarcerated in Cuba have
been granted pardons and will return
to their homeland in a few days.
They are among the 3,522 prisoners
which the Cuban government
announced it would release in a goodwill
gesture ahead of Pope Francis visit this
Jamaica s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Foreign Trade said it recognises,
"with appreciation", that gesture.
The nine Jamaicans who will be
released include eight men and one
woman who were held for various
offences, including drug possession and
trafficking. Minimum sentences handed
down for such crimes start at ten years
and can exceed 25 years.
Their names were not released.
The ministry said it worked with the
Jamaican Embassy in Havana to assist
the pardoned prisoners and their fam-
ilies in the requisite procedures and
formalities for the return to Jamaica.
The Jamaicans are scheduled to begin
departing Havana in short order, the
statement from the ministry said.
Barbados AG clears
the air on delay
in paying Myrie
attorneys' legal fees
Dozens killed in S Sudan
fuel tanker explosion
Jamaicans jailed in Cuba get pardons
killed in the accidental
explosion in Western
Equatoria state on
spokesman Ateny Wek
Ateny told The Associated
Press. However, the
Patrick Raphael Zamoi,
cited a much higher death
toll of 176 and said others
were critically injured.
"People are still dying;
they have not assessed the
exact number in the hos-
pital," Zamoi said.
The explosion hap-
pened in Maridi town
after the truck veered off
the road, according to
Citing local authorities,
he said the tanker was
"full of petrol" that started
to leak and residents were
siphoning off fuel when
someone lit a cigarette,
sparking an explosion.
Ateny said the injured
were taken to local hos-
pitals, which were over-
whelmed. Some victims
were burned beyond
recognition, he said.
spokeswoman for the
of the Red Cross in the
South Sudanese capital
of Juba, said the aid group
has sent two burn kits to
Maridi, each with enough
equipment to treat at
least 50 patients.
Deadly fuel tanker
explosions are common
in East Africa, where poor
residents living near high-
ways converge around
fuel tankers involved in
accidents to steal gas and
then sell it.
In June 2013, 29 people
were killed and scores
injured in an explosion
after a collision between
a fuel truck and a pas-
senger van in the Ugan-
dan capital of Kampala.
People light firecrackers near a huge idol of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai,
India, yesterday. The ten-day long festival celebrates Ganesha's birthday. AP PHOTO
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