ANTIGUA – Jamaican man seeks to prevent deportation


A Jamaican man who was declared persona non grata is challenging the declaration which is likely to result in his deportation.

Reports are that officials made attempts to send the man out of the country without first allowing him the opportunity to challenge the order.

The man’s mother, Rosetta Hanson, said the family stepped in and contacted an attorney and the matter was brought before the court.

The man remains in Antigua, but detained at Her Majesty’s Prison. He is expected to make a court appearance during this month to challenge the declaration.

The court will have to take into account a number of issues, including his family ties to the country. 

Reports are that he is married with children, who were born here.

The Jamaican man has reportedly been arrested on a number of occasions in the past for drugs.

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