Published on: 4/11/2010.
BY PETER SIMMONS
A REPORT LAST WEEK in the print and voice media alerted us to the fact that the British government had written five Commonwealth Caribbean governments advising them that it was reviewing the long-standing practice of allowing their nationals to enter Britain without a visa.
Barbados was named among the countries to be brought under the new visa regime which, if implemented, would mean that Barbadians travelling there would need a visa. The other countries were Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St Kitts-Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Each country would be assessed individually "to ensure any potential regimes would be aligned correctly".
In the case of Dominica and St Lucia, the British government had raised specific concerns, and there will be a six-month period of dialogue with those governments to "examine what action will be taken to address our concerns and mitigate the need for a visa regime".
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April 11, 2010
Posted by Annalee Davis