Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says the Government of Jamaica stands ready to respond to any potential lawsuit which may arise from the delayed re-entry of Jamaicans.
The attorney representing a number of Jamaicans who wanted to return home, Jennifer Housen, has raised the possibility of the Government being sued because re-entry was delayed due to the COVID-19 border restrictions.
She argued that the delay of entry to these citizens into the country equated to a denial of them coming into the island.
But, Minister Johnson Smith says reports that the government refused entry to the Jamaicans who were aboard the Marella Discovery is an inaccurate reflection of what transpired.
The Foreign Affairs Minister went on to declare that the government is prepared to defend its action in a court of law.