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UPDATE: Illegal immigrants included 3 Haitians & 17 Cubans- RVIPF

According to reports the illegal immigrants were intercepted in the vicinity of Ginger Island and Round Rock. Photo: Google
The illegal immigrants were reportedly caught aboard a vessel South East of Ginger Island last evening, September 8, 2016. Photo: Internet Source
The illegal immigrants were reportedly caught aboard a vessel South East of Ginger Island last evening, September 8, 2016. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The number of illegal immigrants intercepted near Virgin Gorda last evening, September 8, 2016 numbered 20, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a press release today, September 9, 2016.

It said officers of the Royal Virgin Police Force Marine Branch, with the assistance of the Immigration Department, detained 20 immigrants who were at the time onboard a fiberglass motor vessel close to Virgin Gorda around 7:00 P.M. last night.

“Acting on information received, Police boat, the St. Ursula, was out at sea at the time the vessel was spotted close to Round Rock.

“Of the 20, 17 were males and all but three were Cubans. The other three were Haitians. All appear to be in good health,” the press release stated.

Police said the immigrants were handed over to Immigration Department for processing.

See previous story published September 9, 2016

More than 20 illegal immigrants detained 

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- More than 20 Cubans, including a child and young adults, were reportedly intercepted trying to enter Virgin Gorda illegally.

According to information reaching this news site, the illegal immigrants were caught aboard a vessel South East of Ginger Island last evening, September 8, 2016.

They were reportedly seeking to disembark on the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

Our sources have indicated that the vessel was intercepted by both the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force's (RVIPF) marine officers and immigration officials.

All of the illegal immigrants are reportedly being held at a local guest house on the main island of Tortola awaiting being processed for extradition.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton did not immediately respond to our inquiries.

21 Responses to “UPDATE: Illegal immigrants included 3 Haitians & 17 Cubans- RVIPF”

  • VG Resident (09/09/2016, 10:10) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
    see why we need Guy at the helm!
    • Strupes (09/09/2016, 11:29) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      U sound like an a%$......can Guy stop them from leaving where they came from ? Gosh man....tha comments is proper stupidity
    • ?? (10/09/2016, 11:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your Comment is so stupid it crawls my blood
  • Trump (09/09/2016, 12:01) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
  • John (09/09/2016, 12:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Strupes, you should understand what VG Resident is saying. We cannot accommodate the whole world in this little place. There are many here who can't find work... f***ing retard!!
    • well my peace (10/09/2016, 23:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Whoever is John, If u can actually agree with "VG Resident" , U are jus as much an a$%.....Reading is followed by understanding what u jus read in every single case.....that comment if u read it with sense , clearly says that if Guy was there they won't come.....well Guy mussy GOD....try take several seats with ur retarded a%$ you dumbo
  • yeah (09/09/2016, 18:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    someone shot a flare yesterday evening around 6:30 pm just to the east of ginger island
  • Nobody (09/09/2016, 20:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    thanks for protecting our borders and keep up the good work.
  • Yoly (10/09/2016, 00:09) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Los familiares de estos cubanos necesitamos urgente nos den un numero de telefono donde se pueda llamar para tener noticias de este grupo que hasta el momento estan incomunicados y las familias queremos saber que pasara con ellos?pOR FAVOR SI ALGUIEN PUEDE AYUDARNOS A COMUNICAR CON LA OFICINA DE EMIGRACION?? GRACIAS
  • !!!!!!! (10/09/2016, 17:00) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    @Yoly, Speak English. This is a English speaking Country. We don't speak Gwalla, Gwalla here.
  • Magaly (13/09/2016, 00:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Soy Tia de uno de los muchachos que están retenidos por favor necesitamos ayuda urgente para que esos jóvenes cubanos lleguen a Estados Unidos aquí sus familiares les esperan lo único que buscan es llegar a tierras de libertad!
  • Yaneilis (13/09/2016, 03:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Hello wanted to ask for information about the Cubans who were arrested are 17 we know nothing and do not inform us call
  • susy (13/09/2016, 16:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Por favor ayudenlos para q lleguen pronto a los estados unidos por favor
  • Paola (14/09/2016, 16:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is the phone number immigration ???
  • Orleydis (15/09/2016, 08:47) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hello.OMG.if anyone knouws the number the imigration please issue send me to communicate.a send me see if.I can learn somethin from all lands just want to reach the freedom.please
    • Tati (15/09/2016, 16:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Call to 1284 468 3701 this is imigration in virgin island if you know something send me a messege please
  • Tati (15/09/2016, 16:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    anyone know what has happened with Cuban
  • Yoly (27/09/2016, 20:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The relatives of the 17 Cuban immigrants who are in the Majesty's Prison at Balsam Ghut since September 8th, we ask the competent authorities to verify the procedure to follow by the Department of Immigration since so far no official has approached the group of immigrants to meet their right to seek political asylum. It is unfair and illegal to imprison human beings who have committed no crime. On this island there is no detention center for immigrants and therefore they leave them forgotten in a common prison indefinitely in subhuman conditions, without communication, without clothes to change. The meal consists of two loaves of bread in the morning and two in the afternoon.
    The families call daily and no one answer the phone, calls does not go through, they do not any information to the families. We headed to the local press as neither the office of Immigration and Prison want to attend the calls we do every day to know until when they think they will have retained this group of immigrants, we demand the immediate release and allowed them to await the response of free asylum, the family members are willing to cover all expenses of our family on this island.

    Cuban immigrants are not criminals, they do not deserve to be in a common prison, many of them are good professionals, including some teachers, doctors...artists..their destiny was not this island, they accidentally came because they were abandoned at sea ... this group only seeks freedom and a life say we can not have in our country, Cuba.

    Enough of violating human rights ... they can not put in jail people who have not committed any crime ... please help us to release our sons and husbands now..Thanks ...
    !!! Liberty for the 17 Cuban immigrants !!!

    Relatives of the 17 Cubans imprisoned in Tortola.

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