5 Haitian migrants killed in boat accident

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – A motorboat overloaded with Haitian migrants slammed into a reef off the British Virgin Islands and capsized today as it tried to evade authorities. Five people were killed, including two infants.

The 30-foot (9-metre) boat was carrying at least 30 people when it struck the reef off the southern coast of Tortola, said British Virgin Islands Customs Comptroller Wade Smith.

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28 Comments

  1. r
    December 27, 2011

    may their soul rest in peace

  2. .....
    December 26, 2011

    where were they going? they just want to go in people country get passport and spoil the country name. stay in all u country an work together to build it instead of running away from it.

  3. domincan abroad
    July 15, 2011

    the government should engorage dominicans abroad to come back home to retired, and give them some incentive through custome like a tax break like miss charles did, i am getting ready to come home for good, can any one give me some infomation i will need to know before coming home about customs?

  4. Birdman
    December 7, 2010

    Stop hating on the Haitians. They people looking for a better life. If Dominicans get of their butts and start working,there will be no jobs for them to take. is because some of us think these jobs too small/ degrading to do.

    One day it might happen the other way. Dominicans wanting to go to Haiti.(How long will our little economy last??) I myself wouldn’t mine as i love their kompa music.

  5. Anonymous
    December 7, 2010

    @ Madamtousad, obviously you have issues, and should take it else-where. What you are saying has absolutely nothing to do with the above article……..”Haitians Killed at sea” Give police a break….

    • Madamtousad.UK
      December 7, 2010

      U sound like a police office, u mite just be the one i’m talking about.. So please i need ur advice, whom should i talk too?

    • dear friend
      December 7, 2010

      Its has nothing to do with issues and mind ur business and comment on the topic like u said ” haitians killed at sea”” -cindy-

  6. okay then
    December 7, 2010

    so sorry to hear how it happened may their soul RIP… but we don’t need them down here. Dominica almost haven’t got Dominicans is a Haitian here and a Haitian there.. wat is it nuh they tying up people foot when u walking in town and even in ur own village… get them people out of here

    • st thomas
      December 7, 2010

      hmm “okay then ” u have issues man! so all other people over the world are welcomed too reside in dominica and our own caribbean people cant? these people are only trying too seek a better living..considering what haiti is going through right now……may their souls R.I.P

    • GRACEY
      December 7, 2010

      IS THE DAM TRUTH LET THE PEOPLE LIVE DEM LIFE.THEY ARE HUMAN JUST LIKE ALL AH WE.AND I S NOT ALL HAITIANS DAT BAD THEY HAVE GOOD AND BAD ALL OVER THE WORLD.JUST LIKE THEY HAVE SOME GOOD DOMINICANS AND THEY HAVE SOME BAD ONES..THEY BLEED JUST LIKE ALL OF US..DOMINICA DONT BELONG TO NONE OF US.WE HAVE TO DIE AND LEAVE IT RIGHT HERE.SO LEAVE THE PEOPLE THEM ALONE..GO HIATI KOMPA KOMPA KOMPA….

  7. observer
    December 7, 2010

    Yes! We need more haitians to build our country by working for less than average pay and force more Dominicans off work.
    To all those greedy business men that’s an opportunity to maximise your profit level and watch ur country men go through pressure.
    I guest its time for us to start living like Haitian; 20 people in one house and share one bomb.
    I guest that’s wat our PM want for us to help build this nation, while he increase salaries for himself and his immediate associates
    While cost of living rise and public servant salaries seems to decrease.
    I hate politians who fail to admitted wen they r doin wrong and seems to find an excuse for they re wrong doing.
    Having more Haitians jus help to cripple our economy more than it it already crippl
    e. Its jus another economic leakage that is bein created.so much more I want to say but I will
    In the future. God guide out country from the evil men that r so blatant these days.

  8. observer
    December 7, 2010

    Yes! We need more haitians to build our country by working for less than average pay and force more Dominicans off work.
    To all those greedy business men that’s an opportunity to maximise your profit level and watch ur country men go through pressure.
    I guest its time for us to start living like Haitian; 20 people in one house and share one bomb.
    I guest that’s wat our PM want for us to help build this nation, while he increase salaries for himself and his immediate associates
    While cost of living rise and public servant salaries seems to decrease.
    I hate politians who fail to admitted wen they r doin wrong and seems to find an excuse for they re wrong doing.
    Having more Haitians jus help to cripple our economy more than it it already cripple. Its jus another economic link that is bein created.so much more I want to say but I will
    In the future. God guide out country from the evil men that r so blatant these days.

  9. Madamtousad.UK
    December 7, 2010

    And we need those police men in dominica to get up their lazy behind and get to work.All they do is chase after young girls and abuse them instead of doing their work. can u imagine a police man investigating i matter for u, without no pen, no notebook but all on his mind is to see wats in ur pants! That goes for the police chief cyril carrette as well. he dam well know who i am!

  10. .
    December 7, 2010

    I’m sorry to hear they died so horribly but whoever said we need more haitians is a grade A idiot, where u going to put them? in ur @$$. Every time I turn around one of them in my face. There is no space 4 them here

    • Madamtousad.UK
      December 7, 2010

      Sad for their loss but we certainly dont need more evil in this country as it is already. Wat happen “” everything thats not good that looking like us then?” When haitians begin to migrate here then we”re going to have less tourist visiting, more obeah and more fighting!

    • thickerz
      December 7, 2010

      I AGREE TO MANY OF THEM IN THE PLACE AND THEY EVEN THINK DOMINICA IS THEIR OWN.

      • GRACEY
        December 9, 2010

        dominica is your own you ah self?int dat serious leave the people alone.

  11. angelic
    December 7, 2010

    soo soo sad may their soul rest in peace

  12. WTF
    December 7, 2010

    We need Haitian, we need Jamaicans!!!! WTF, What wrong with all you people? Just now you’ll hear we need spanish, we need Al-queda, we need Taliban, we need the KKK. A joke man?

  13. flawless
    December 6, 2010

    we need jamaicans too.

  14. mouth of the south
    December 6, 2010

    if is one thing i know bout haitiens,,,they look out for one another,,,,d/ca they need to come,,,,we doh have enough people in d.a,,,we need 40000 more hatiens n 35000 more d/ca republicans,,,,, lets build our population so more business can thrive,,,jus one law that have to pass,,,citizens who are not born in d/ca can’t own land unless they are married to a dominican,,,,n when they do they can only own one land,,, n everything will be nice

    • Dominican In T.O
      December 6, 2010

      The last thing we need Dominica is more haitians…People from the Domincan Republic are fine but no more haitians…

      • mouth of the south
        December 6, 2010

        wats wrong with our brothers,,i don’t see a real problem with hatians if u hav info that i don’t,,,we need some hard workers in the place,,,,

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 6, 2010

      It would be better if Dominica and its System of Life would encourage Dominicans who are abroad to return home.

      If those people from Haiti and the Dominican Republic had confidence in their present way of Life, by their faith and trust in the power and authority of Almighty God, they would desire to stay at home and help their fellow man to build self esteem.

      The attitude and conducts they have been demonstrating proves that they lack self-esteem in Life, which is what they may be are searching for. As you said: “they look for one another”, they are not looking out for us in Dominica. But what happens when they do not find that ego in Dominica, because self-esteem has to be rooted from within.

      • mouth of the south
        December 6, 2010

        well liz my fren,,,,all 3rd world countries are guilty then,,,,d/can not gonna return,,n under who skerrit n his gang of thieves lol

        • Lizavier4Jesus
          December 7, 2010

          MOTS you sadden me a bit when you talk about our Government like that, but that will not stop my plans. If I live up to the next five years or so, the rest of my life after that, is going to be in Dominica. And no earthly government is going hurt me there. Because Almighty God is my only ruler. You probably know that about me by now.

    • thickerz
      December 7, 2010

      THEY WILL PUT THEM IN UR A$$… NONE OF THEM BLASTED STINKING PEOPLE… DIRTY SET OF EVIL DOERS

  15. TOMIAN
    December 6, 2010

    AND SOME US DONT APPRECIATE WHAT WE HAVE ESPECIALLY THE FREEDOM

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