Dominican authorities told to look out for Haitians who fled Antigua

Lawmen in Dominica and others in neighboring islands have been told to be on the lookout for five Haitian nationals who escaped from custody in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday.

According to law enforcement and the Immigration Department in St Johns, on Friday 27 May 2022, five Haitian nationals comprising four men and one woman absconded from the Department of Immigration’s detention center located at Camp Blizzard.

The said Haitians arrived in Antigua and Barbuda via the VC Bird International Airport from Santo Domingo and were attempting to make onward travel to Montserrat.

They were subsequently intercepted and detained by the Immigration Department for not having the proper documentation to enter Antigua and Barbuda.

Following their detention, the customary procedures of rebooking flights to their country of origin were completed and all were scheduled to depart Antigua and Barbuda on May 28, 2022, to return to Haiti.

The Department of Immigration said it is working closely alongside other law-enforcement agencies and inter Caribbean counterparts to bring the necessary closure to this matter.

The Department said it has reason to believe that fugitives are still on the island of Antigua.

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  1. Mark Bayly
    March 19, 2023

    It’s odd that the USA and Canada don’t seem to mind Haiti is one of the worst countries on the planet right on their doorstep. In poor countries people keep breeding leading to many poverty ridden and miserable lives.

  2. May 31, 2022

    I thought Haiti was part of CARICOM; ok maybe not! then lets have an OECS Treaty to include Haiti and allow them free access to our countries; what the hell! we allowing Chinees and other foreign nationals into our space hassle free and we continue to harass and exploit these poor hard working people who shed their blood like our brave kalinago and marron warriors so we could be free of colonization; “proper documentation” my big foot.

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  3. SOS on behalf of haitians
    May 30, 2022

    Ah ah. See the ages – young ones who want to work. They must have borrowed the money to buy the airplane ticket hoping to get work.

    Hello remember you ancestors went to UK, Aruba, Oil fields Curacoa, USA, to work.

    Give those people a break in life. I am one if they do something wrong, they will be punished but not that saying that they are fugitives.

    Let your hearts soften. Antigua let them work – Give them permits to work. Let us help our sister nation. Why do you want to send them bck. Young people looking for work to survive and help their loved ones back home.

    The are God’s creation too. We are not better than them. Why???? Can we not make a difference in their life?

    They are hardworking people. Empathy. The Caribbean need them to work the land etc. They will do it. Help them help them. Remember your sons and daughters. They are the age of some of your children and am sure you know that it has not been easy for you these days farless for them. Alas…

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    • Itesica Herbert
      April 4, 2023

      Well said,it is inhumane the way that these people are treated.They are fleeing a gang governed country,where the people are being kidnapped, the women are being raped,the children cannot attend school because they are being caught in the gangs cross fire,come on, where is the compassion that the regional governments should show for these people who have risked their lives to flee from a country that has no government to be able to survive.The regional governments must band together in helping these people.It is the only decent and humane thing that they can do.
      We need to all band together to help these people survive.May God put some love and compassion in the hearts of the regional governments to help these people survive.

  4. DNO this comment
    May 30, 2022

    DNO where is my comment?

    The truth I spoke.

    These are not fugitives but Caribbean Brothers and sisters who arrive via the airport in transit to go to Montserrat. Read the article again and again and slowly too.

    When will we stop following fashion and treat our own well? Stop following capitalist countries who exploited those same Haitians country. Isn’t Haiti part of Caricom?

    Get to know your history. Haiti was one of the richest country in the Caribbean and well US and French exploited and took over all their wealth.

    Where is love and empathy. These people have gone through a lot. All they are doing now is looking for a better life to assist those they left behind – Wives, Mothers, Fathers, and children.

    Do you remember in the ’60s and thereafter – Dominichien tayka allay routes pas toute pour travail – UK, St Thomas, USVI, Antigua, Curacoa, Aruba, St Maarten, St Martin, USA, Timboktoo

    Our people migrated to all parts of the world – you name it – UK…

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  5. Joubert Cazeneuve
    May 30, 2022

    They look down on haitians but one day we will rise again .we need some honest Haitian. Antigua is a racist place .

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  6. JAH KAL
    May 30, 2022

    Brothers don’t worry you all a welcome just come through the Cabrits cruise ship port, or Tan Tan when you get there ask for Valarie , Blackmore, and Skerrit , and you all will be ok no documents needed.

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  7. Tic Tok
    May 30, 2022

    How about “leaders” who encourage such entry through “back door”? The little people don’t understand politics. It’s a dirty element. There are many WANTED men and women all around us who spend most of their time laughing at the rest of us, while they remain free and unshackled.

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  8. U-possess-Wealth
    May 30, 2022

    FYI if they even ended up in my backyard I would not turn them in. America accepted Ukrainian war refugees and I’m sure even the Eastern Caribbean Islands would have gladly obliged if America had requested their acceptance of the same but Antigua is asking us to consider Haitians as criminals for seeking better for their black families.. our own black brothers and sisters. No I won’t.

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  9. My heart bleeds lack of empathy
    May 29, 2022

    Are those not our Caribbean bros and sis? Are they not from Haiti looking to work to take care of their family? Lest we forget – Did not our young ones go to Antigua, St Maarten, UK by Federal Maple and other boats to greener pastures to work to send remittances to their family back home? The young ones do not knowv those things but those of us that are older should remember.
    Haiti Toussaint L’ouveture. Who made Haiti so poor? The French and US. Haiti one of the richest country exploited by them . Now you Antigua want to call the fugitives? Are they not part of Caricom? Why why do you people treat these people as bad? You see how you encourage the back door thing? They came in legally via VC airport to go to Monserrat to work! Why do this wicked act to send them back? They spent to get there, may lent the money. Ah have a heart Antigua and let them go seek work to feed their family. They work hard. Alas where is love ❤ 😍 for one another esp Caribbean people?

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  10. Same Old same old
    May 29, 2022

    Same players as those that played the Choksi test match but just different venue probably. But we remember the Choksi Verdict? Same senior police officers and same Gaston Brown Roosevelt Skerrit, sane Antigua and Dominica? Well just go back to last week to see how the Choksi case was embarrassing and tell me what to expect in this one involving poor Haitians

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  11. Evil men
    May 29, 2022

    So you mean to tell me that we probably have another Mehul Chinubhai Choksi tricks in the making but this time the victims are poor Hàitians unlike Choksi that was able to give millions to corrupt people? Boy imagine the Skerrit army even giving announcing their departure!. You think de boys them didn’t shoot them on water for their corrupt masters and lying to us? All I will say is, Antigua and Dominica again? Skerrit and Brown are best friends and that’s the problem I have

  12. Hate Tan
    May 29, 2022

    Choksy was coming without any warning. “Look out for this Indian man he’s coming, O!” Chines are coming in daily with no warning. How did Antigua knew that these men were heading for Dominica?? Politics I tell you…

  13. Stupes
    May 29, 2022

    Seriously?! They came through the airport. You said they did not have proper documentation to enter ANTIGUA. Why does any other neigboring island have to be on the lookout? Fugitives!! That’s a bit much. Why do you care if they left Antigua and went to neighboring islands? Weird.

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  14. BEREAL
    May 29, 2022

    Will develop countries let you in without proper documents countries such like U S and Europe,Their most be measures to prevent poverty in other countries

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  15. Shakespeare
    May 29, 2022

    These don’t look like fugitives to me. This poverty on Haiti is exactly what the countries that continue devastating Haiti intend to achieve: U.S, France, Canada, Germany, England all conspiring to keep Haiti dirt poor, took all their money, and us divided, why? Just because Haiti freed themselves from these deadly people enslaving them, then paying reparations to their enslavers for stopping them from enslaving the people. Is that good reason to have us on automatic participating in the HUNT FOR HAITIANS. The audacity! to expect us to go pick up Haitians who came to visit or help themselves.

    It’s high time we put our feet down, like European Jews and Japanese did – after getting reparations; support The Haitian People, against the deeds of those deadly bully countries.

    But, when their sister-racist-countries are getting their a** kicked they demand we OPEN our doors. F that!
    Let them in, be brave, it’s not that bad, we all will survive together.

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    • Ibo France
      May 29, 2022

      Shakespeare, you may be quite right but you have overlooked a factor that is significantly contributing to the continued impoverishment of Haiti.

      Unrestrained corruption and dictatorial rule by the local Haitian rulers is a monumental problem that’s crippling the country. These presidents have plundered the country’s scarce financial resources, used the armed forces to intimidate and suppress the citizenry, and created many perpetual, political fissures throughout the socieety in order to maintain power.

      Should Haiti be governed by honest leaders and people of goodwill, the country could make a spectacular turnaround.

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      • Shakespeare
        May 30, 2022

        Ibo Ibo, the leaders thing is built in, handpicked, made to look that way from right after the first free black Nation by enslaved people was born, under their nose, just as done in many African nations. Don’t fall for the bait&switch. The one Arestid merely hinted at reparations from France, was immediately destabilized, then exiled. The leaders thing is just a smokescreen.

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      • Allow Me
        May 31, 2022

        Leaders don’t matter in this corruption. Is the countries he mentioned that imposed a stranglehold on Haiti, you can put Jesus there the results will be the same.

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    • ebension
      May 29, 2022

      rules are rules. without it, this will be a mess. there is nothing bad in moving to another state; the point is that they did not have the right documents, if faked or missing. Follow the right paths like adults

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    • D/can to d bone
      May 29, 2022

      Nice piece, I agree.

    • My hearts bleeds lack of empathy
      May 29, 2022

      Shakespeare u can say that again and again.
      Look injustice to a sister Caribbean country.

      God will vindicate

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