Haitian Migrants Deported After Pleading Guilty To Illegal Landing

One day after they were apprehended by the Defence Force off Governor’s Harbour, 89 Haitian Nationals were charged before the courts in Eleuthera on Thursday for violation of the Immigration Act.

The 11 children, 14 women and 64 men who were apprehended in their vessel on Wednesday, were all charged with illegal landing. They all pled guilty and were sentenced to conditional deportation.

They were all deported later that day.

Two other Haitian nationals were also charged before the courts in Eleuthera after they were found in a 30-ft cabin cruiser off Half Moon Cay, located off San Salvador by the crew members of HMBS Cascarilla.

One of them did not have the proper document and was charged with illegal landing. He was sentenced to 15 months in jail and will be deferred to the Immigration Department for deportation after serving his time.

The other Haitian national, who possessed a spousal permit, was charged with harbouring an illegal person. He was given a 1-year imprisonment term and a $3,000 fine. His vessel was also seized and confiscated.


stillwaters 2 years, 10 months ago

Now, time to drag Bahamians, who hire and use illegals like slaves, to the courts and jail them too.


mandela 2 years, 10 months ago

They can start at AF Adderly school where construction is going on


stillwaters 2 years, 10 months ago

And every landscape truck on these streets. How come we know where to look, but authorities play blind?


TheMadHatter 2 years, 10 months ago

Stillwaters, when you take your family to Disney World on summer vacation you don't find everything already prepaid by an anonymous benefactor.


TheMadHatter 2 years, 10 months ago

Seriously though, while my initial comment above (ya beast) sounds funny - this is not at all a funny situation. These are human beings who are fleeing unthinkable poverty and harsh conditions. They deserve better simply because they are human. I hold no hatred toward Haitians.

The question needs to be did the parents of the 11 children realize they were living in Haiti when they had sex? Did they use precautions? Were options available to them? Were such things forbidden by the Catholic Church which states its followers should only use the Rhythmic Method?

Have the Haitian people ever considered chasing the bishops and priests to Hell out of town the same way they did the French?

Do Haitians intend to fight to make a rich and prosperous Haiti or do they intend to continue to breed like rabbits and send their poor starving citizens all over the world crying "Somebody please help poor little me!!" like a bunch of cry-baby sissies?

Start the fight by kicking the Catholic Church out. Re-examine your faith and ask yourselves whether God wants his children to starve. I submit that while the Pope doesn't care, God does care. HE will deal with the Pope later. You deal with a condom manufacturer now.


sheeprunner12 2 years, 9 months ago

Agree fully ........ while we observe the pagan Easter holiday replete with our own local fads ........ This whole lifestyle is just so hilarious, vain, and sinful.


Giordano 2 years, 9 months ago

Too much news about Haitian,also too much financial resources absorbed by them from the national budget through institutions like PMH,NIB and logistic regarding RBDF,Immigration,RBPF,Ministry of Education and Policy makers dealing with them without an effective contingency plan or even the right approach to decrease or more importantly to prevent so many undesirable negative effects of such elegal landing. One thing the government should do is to target all e legal or undocumented female of any nationality under the third trimester gestation,put them behind bars and prepare them for deportation. Another thing that the government should do is to use all Bahamian fishermen who possess fishing boat of certain criteria and pay them a salary to work together with a RBDF marine on board in charge of a radio communication connected to his or her base and patrol for anything that looks or smells ELLEGAL including human trafficking,drugs,contraband,Pouching and any other crime in Bahamian waters. Also the gov. should use all skillful boat builders in the family Islands and supply them with salary, material & equipment necessary to build boat to beef up such programs to also Supply back a local government fish market to sell fish to the Bahamian population cheaper than chicken. I could advise the Bahamian Government regarding many other,serious measurements to tackle CRIMINALITY but also need to be paid as a consultant. Thanks.


ohdrap4 2 years, 9 months ago

there are many experts here at this site.

but the competition is tough and the radio show callers take all the jobs from us.


John 2 years, 9 months ago

In the main time, Trump warns : ‘Caravans of immigrants are headed to the US.’ Caravans?


joeblow 2 years, 9 months ago

Were they made to pay the $300 fine, or will it be credited to their account for when they return?


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