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April 22nd, 2024
19 illegal migrants caught @ Cox Heath included Romania, Haiti & Honduras nationals

COX HEATH, Tortola, VI- The Department of Immigration has now stated that 19, rather than 17, illegal migrants were apprehended at Cox Heath on Tortola on Friday, April 19, 2024.

December 29th, 2021
Immigration Dept seeking public's help locating 10 Haitians & 1 Venezuelan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Immigration is seeking the public's help in locating some 10 Haitians and 1 Venezuelan listed as persons of interest.

October 25th, 2021
4 Haitians escape Immigration detention; 3 recaptured

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Some four Haitians being held by Immigration authorities at a hotel in Road Town reportedly escaped custody yesterday, Sunday, October 24, 2021.

September 22nd, 2021
13 Haitians & 6 Brazilians allegedly caught entering VI illegally

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Information just reaching our newsroom is that 19 were caught attempting to enter the Virgin Islands (VI) illegally today, September 22, 2021.

August 27th, 2021
UPDATE: 9 illegal Haitians nabbed in VI will be deported- Ian B. Penn

BEEF ISLAND, VI– The Nine Haitian nationals who entered the territory illegally on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, will all be deported to their homeland, Chief Immigration Officer Mr Ian B. Penn has stated in an update from the Immigration Department.

July 2nd, 2020
Man accused of smuggling 10 Haitians claims his boat drifted into VI waters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Crawford Sabaroch, 53, a national of Dominica residing in St Maarten, who is accused of smuggling 10 Haitians into the Territory on June 25, 2020, told the Magistrate’s Court during his first appearance today, July 2, 2020 that his boat had experienced engine trouble for days and had drifted into Virgin Islands waters.

February 7th, 2020
VI reportedly puts ‘hold’ on Haitians seeking work in Territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reports from the Haitian community in the Virgin Islands are that there is a ban on work permits for Haitians seeking employment in the Territory.

March 26th, 2019
Police still hunting TIP suspect

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Force (RVIPF), says it is still searching for the captain of a small vessel who was able to evade the US Border Patrol and local police, after his vessel crash landed in the Sea Cow’s Bay area on Sunday March 24, 2019.

April 24th, 2017
Illegal immigrants repatriated last week; mostly Haitians

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was around April 10, 2017 that a number of illegal immigrants were found and detained in the area of Biras Creek on the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

April 11th, 2017
More than a dozen illegal immigrants detained @ Biras Creek

BIRAS CREEK, Virgin Gorda, VI – Police with the assistance of Customs and Immigration Officers yesterday afternoon, April 10, 2017 detained a number of illegal immigrants at Biras Creek in Virgin Gorda.

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