As the controversy surrounding the arrest of a half-naked Guyanese woman in a brothel and her subsequent deportation takes centre-stage on social media, Barbados’ Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinckson remains baffled as to how the woman was able to obtain a second passport under a different name from Guyana’s Passport Office, in the first place.

Referring to an earlier deportation of the same woman, the Minister said “This lady according to the records arrived in Barbados …. on April 30, 2017, requesting 21 days …., but in fact was granted six months as a visitor. She had previously entered Barbados. As a result of several complaints received, a warrant was executed by the Police and Immigration Officers at a bar in Bridgetown and she was found in that bar scantily clad and working as an exotic dancer in contravention of Section 17(1) of the Immigration Act. She was subsequently deported on October 9, 2017, in accordance with Section 13 (6) of the Immigration Act.”

Obviously not sure how the woman could have obtained a new Guyana passport under a different name and was able to come back to Barbados, Minister Hinckson pointed out that “departmental records indicated that she arrived in Barbados (again with Another official Guyanese passport, but under a different name) on August 5, 2018, and requested 30 days as a visitor, but was granted six months in accordance with the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.”

Since that time, it is believed that the young woman was engaged in illegal activities in Barbados, which basically entails prostitution.

However, after a raid at a brothel and bar, the woman was found hiding with only a shirt on her person.

It was during her arrest it was revealed that a scuffled ensued between her and an immigration officer. She later admitted that she was the same woman who was previously deported after officers recognized her, but was now on the Island using a different name.

After she was ordered to be deported again, she was also accused of resisting efforts to remove her from the Island, resulting in many airlines refusing to carry her.

Nonetheless, she later gave in and was then deported back to Guyana.

Barbados have recently expressed concerns over the alarming number of Guyanese women that are prostituting on the Island.