WIKILEAKS: CONCERNS OVER WAYNE CHEN’S VISA
[Editor’s Note: This one is short and spicy, but rather interesting. Who would have thought that one of the most “highly regarded” businessmen in Jamaica – and now public servant – would make such an association? One wonders why the two were acquainted, the nature of the relationship and the favours granted.
The US Embassy does a monthly activity report called Visa Viper that reviews and adds to its database of suspicious individuals. Meetings are usually held in conjunction with law enforcement representatives – e.g. Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. The subject in question was submitted along with a host of others suspected of ties to terrorists/terrorism.
This meeting took place in January 2010 – a month before it was announced in the media that the visa of the person in question had been cancelled.
Mr. Chen’s visa was subsequently reissued in August of 2010.]
Time: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 17:21 UTC
¶5. (SBU) Subject #3: Wayne Christopher CHEN DOB: 02 SEP 1958 POB: JAM
Subject is alleged to be an associate of Sheik El Faisal.
Local check of Consolidated Consular Database with available information indicated the following visa record: Visa valid until April 19 2016. Recipients are requested to recheck CCD to verify.
Name: CHEN, Wayne Christopher
DOB: 02 SEP 1958
Date of visa issuance: 20 APR 2006
Type: B1 B2 Multiple entry ten year