Dominican boat captain sentenced for smuggling Haitians in St Kitts

Dominican Danny Henry, the Captain of the boat that entered the Federation carrying several Haitian migrants, was convicted and sentenced to one and a half years in jail in St Kitts and Nevis.

He was sentenced on March 15, following a court hearing at the Charlestown Magistrate’s Court.

According to reports in St Kitts, the man was sentenced to “six months imprisonment for entering a port that is not a formal port; 12 months imprisonment for entering the Federation without the consent of an immigration officer; and required to pay $5000 EC in six months on Customs charges or face six months in prison”

Smuggling Haitians into Caribbean territories have been at an all-time high in recent times

These nationals are trying to escape the violence and poverty, currently affecting their home country.

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  1. Chi-Chi son
    March 20, 2023

    I guess Chi-chi the law breaker was the chief captain of the boat that brought Mehul Choksi to Dominica so no one could arrest because No Damn law or constitution can stop him from doing whatever he wants. But I just want Chi-chi to know that in the US former president Donald Trump has warned that heis about to arrested by Tuesday. So if they can go after him Chi-chi better know that they will come for him too, no matter where he tries to hide

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  2. Rubbish Country
    March 19, 2023

    Good good good. They should put his A…s in jail for 10 years to send a strong message. The villages in Dominica is overrun with these Haitians and the government is encouraging it. They are even encouraging small and big businesses in Dominica to hire these people. It’s a strategy that the Governments are using to remain in power for life. Haitians do not see any wrong in skeritt and they are the most avid supporters of the labor party. After they depot his rass to Dominica he ought to be placed in stock farm prison for 10 years.

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  3. AA
    March 18, 2023

    Only in Dominica they get away cause the big men in power are the ones behind it. Dominica should learn something out of that.

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  4. Ibo France
    March 18, 2023

    Not much chance of obtaining gainful employment in the land of his birth as people of the Orient are been preferred for job opportunities in Dominica. What a struggling national !ike Danny Henry to do? Any port will do during a storm for a captain.

    Haitians come to Dominica in droves. They shortly exit the island in droves by local fishing boats after experiencing the insufferable miserable life.

    There are many Danny Henrys who have to engage in illicit activities to survive in their homeland. Now he and his family have to pay through their noses. Roosevelt will leave a legacy of tears for Dominicans to rue the day he became the ruler by default.

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  5. Labor Voice
    March 18, 2023

    So why did our local authorities arrest the captain of the boat that smuggled Mehul Choksi into Dominica? Am I to conclude that it was a legal arrival with help and knowledge of some top officials?

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