Regarding the deportation of Brittonie Taylor, this matter is currently before the Courts, and the Government will limit its public comments to ensure this matter is not prejudiced.
As a standard operational procedure, when it is: i) more economical; ii) logistically appropriate; or iii) a specific security threat, the Department of Immigration will utilise a portion of its appropriated budget for deportations to engage a private jet, as has been done in the past.
The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the logistics for airline flights in recent months. However, the Department of Immigration is pressing forward with deporting specific individuals as planned.
The Government has taken all appropriate steps to deport Mr. Taylor in the public interest.
Mr. Taylor’s Legal Representatives have petitioned the Courts, which is a matter of public record.
The Government intends to fully and lawfully pursue this matter.