97 Haitian nationals charged with illegal landing

Deportation expected today

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 97 Haitian nationals who were apprehended last week near Castle Island, appeared before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux in an Inagua court on Tuesday, charged with illegal landing.

The group of  86 males and 11 females were ordered to be deported, and they are scheduled to depart Matthew Town, Inagua for Port-au-Prince, Haiti at 9:00 a.m. today, according to a statement released from the Department of Immigration.

This group of migrants were apprehended by officers of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force by its ‘Enduring Friendship’ vessel on June 20th near Castle Island, just South of Acklins.