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‎Several Haitian families held in VG for illegal entry

Police and Immigration Officers stumbled upon over 25 Haitian nationals in Virgin Gorda who were suspected to have entered the Territory illegally. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - During the course of last week Police and Immigration Officers in the line of duty on Virgin Gorda stumbled upon over 25 Haitian nationals who were suspected to have entered the Territory illegally.

According to our informed and reliable sources in some cases the officers followed tips by concerned persons and in the process of doing so found others believed to be families as there were children in the midst.

They said in most cases the illegal immigrants were bound for the USVI. According to our source the ‘eagle’s eye’ is now also on the lookout for vessel operators who are believed to be the main human traffickers‎.

"It's bad enough they are doing an illegal [operation] and to cover it all they are fleecing these persons by dropping them in other countries contrary to the legal arrangements. We have to find a way to catch these persons," said an inside source.

This news site understands that proper safe arrangements are in place to take care of the children who in captivity. "Their parents are being able to have contact with them that much I can tell you," said the source.

This news site will bring you further details as they become available.

14 Responses to “‎Several Haitian families held in VG for illegal entry”

  • wize up (16/06/2014, 14:27) Like (9) Dislike (16) Reply
    set my people free !!!!
  • xxxxxxxx (16/06/2014, 14:49) Like (10) Dislike (16) Reply
    leave them they are our brothers and sisters
    • ok (17/06/2014, 09:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      So I take it you will be there to plead with the gov officials to let them stay & will you be the one to take them in your home & provide them with shelter, food, jobs, clothes etc?
  • me (16/06/2014, 15:20) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    while I understand they are wrong ,thses ppl are struggling in life and all they want is a better life...this bring tears to my eyes to know there are kids involved...that should tell u what these ppl are goin thru in their country if.they are willing to take such risks with their kids across such seas....I jus pray the Government dont jus knock them about because of what they did....treat them well even tho....arrange to have them sent back yes but plz dont be too harsh on them
  • Concern 1 (16/06/2014, 15:42) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
    BVI government please find some way to assist these people and the children . They are hard ,skilled workers and trying to make a better life for themselves. Just reading about one of them losing her life in Jamaica after been attacked by another and they were able to save the baby but unfortunately the baby died on Friday. You maybe surprised on the contributions they will make to your country . please give them a chance.Some of them talking are the same ones that came here illegal and because they are well documented now they are like donkeys
    • wize up (17/06/2014, 01:29) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      so what about our people; we just had over 500 of our children leave school...we have to look out for our children first they need help from government first ....i say put them back on the first thing leaving bvi(our own children need help!!!!)
  • BAM, BAM (16/06/2014, 16:41) Like (6) Dislike (19) Reply
    no we don't want them they work too much voodoo
    • wize up (17/06/2014, 06:54) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      BAM, BAM; the voodoo working is good; lets keep 2 or 3 of them to help us get rid of NDP next year.....maybe the VIP brought them here to set up for election 2015(just saying)
  • J. Fraser (16/06/2014, 17:33) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Send them back quick!
  • hurting (16/06/2014, 20:50) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    The remnants of slavery remains a bad thing
  • Concern 1 (17/06/2014, 09:10) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    They work too much voodoo and our local people work too much obeah isn't it the same thing. Let God be the Judge of all people good and bad. Who knows they may be able to help out a few of us.
  • Wizer (17/06/2014, 14:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You would think only haitians practice voodoo...this little island is full of obeah and it's not haitians working it. Some Jamaicans, Domonicans and others here working obeah strong. wize up ppl
  • persia (17/06/2014, 14:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Deeds poor people lawd send help and blessings on them
  • Truth B told (17/06/2014, 16:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Before we can take care of anyone we need to take care of our own. Though we may feel empathy for the immigrants the truth remains that Tortola have plenty of people without jobs and that are struggling daily. This government needs to take care of their own!!


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