Correspondence between the lawyer for the Jamaicans Mr. Bert Samuels and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs released to the media on Friday noted that the Attorney General is to determine whether it will initiate proceedings which the lawyer, Bert Samuels, wants to file in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
Samuels said his clients would be filing a claim with the CCJ due to the inaction of the Dominican government to compensate them.
The four Jamaicans involved are: entertainer Tommy Lee, whose given name is Leroy Russell, his sister Tiasha Oralie Russell, as well as Junior Fraser and Mario Christopher Wallace.
Samuels informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the matter had reached a pressing stage where the intervention of the Jamaican government was a necessity.
He said this was in order to comply with a section of the CCJ's rules, which states that a contracting party, which Jamaica is, must be named as the party to institute proceedings on his clients' behalf.
Samuels also asked the AG to advise him whether it believes Jamaica ought not be the party to initiate proceedings.
Tommy Lee claimed he was denied entry into Dominica and placed in inhumane conditions on February 23 before being forced to leave the island the next day.
The government of Dominica said it took action in the interest of public safety.