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Barbados defers biometric screening for arriving passengers

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Bridgetown.- The Barbados Immigration Department has deferred plans to introduce biometric screening at Barbados’ ports of entry from April 1, 2016.

Until further notice, no passengers, whether Barbadian or non-national, will be required to be fingerprinted.

According to acting chief immigration officer, Wayne Marshall, the decision to defer the start of the biometrics screening programme was taken to allow the department more time to re-examine some of the issues, especially the legal issues, raised in the public arena, both orally and in writing, and to increase public awareness about the initiative.

Source: BGIS

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