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.