Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Another group of Haitians rescued off Jamaica coast

Haitian fishermen move their boats out of the water. (PHOTO: AP)

Haitian fishermen move their boats out of the water. (PHOTO: AP)

Four Haitian nationals, who were rescued off-shore on Monday, are being held in quarantine after they were pulled in by fishermen from Port Morant in St Thomas.

The Haitians were handed over to the police by the fishermen at approximately 4:00 am on Thursday.

Reports indicate that the group of men was rescued on Monday by the fishermen, but the rescue team and the fishing vessel remained at sea until Thursday.

The men were assessed by health workers at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Morant Bay, St Thomas, and processed by personnel from the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA).

They are presently in the custody of the police.

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