There are reports out of Barbados that immigration officers have been receiving death threats following the alleged abuse and subsequent deportation of Jamaican Shanique Myrie two weeks ago.
The Barbados TODAY newspaper quotes Roslyn Smith, the Assistant General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers, as saying the union has received reports of threats to immigration officers via telephone calls while on the job.
Miss Smith says some of the officers are now operating in an environment of fear.
She says the situation cannot continue and is calling on the Barbadian authorities to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
The newspaper quoted a source as saying that immigration officers, particularly on the night shift at the Grantley Adams International Airport, have received calls from persons with foreign accents threatening to kill them.