More than 100 Haitians intercepted at sea off Turks and Caicos Islands

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands, CMC – Authorities in this British Overseas Territory have confirmed that more than 100 Haitians were intercepted by marine police as they fled their earthquake shattered country.

The earthquake on January 12 killed an estimated 200,000 people and left more than one million homeless.

The authorities said the boat with 122 people was intercepted on Wednesday, but could not say whether the Haitians were making the 90 mile journey to join relatives residing here.

The illegal immigrants are being held at sports complex after the government last week suspended the deportation of illegal Haitians in the wake of the disaster.

Apart from the Turks and Caicos Islands, Haitians also make the risky voyage to The Bahamas in search of a better life.

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6 Comments

  1. aletha
    July 21, 2011

    alas it is indeed very sad to see our brothers who have given up so much and fought so that we can be free today –going through so much. my heart goes out for them. I think those of us caribbean people who say we do not like haitians or feel pathetic towards them should stop a while and read about the haitian revolution.

  2. New Yorker
    January 31, 2010

    Alas

  3. January 31, 2010

    The HAITIANS must understand that all the help that they are recieving form the Countries are because they care what happen to them and to pack up and leave is not the answer, it is their country and they must stay to rebuild it. The Countries are not laving instead they keep coming in to help I believe those HAITIANS that are caught running away should be returned for they are not trying to reach other relatives in other Countries or Islands if that was the case they would go thru the right proceedure they are using the earthquake situation to run they are deserters send them back..

  4. Prophet2
    January 30, 2010

    So we blame the Haitians for not staying and rebuild their country, then why can’t the diaspora return and help develop Dominica? Not much difference me finks.

  5. syborg55
    January 30, 2010

    THEY ARE NOT TO BE BLAMED,AFTER ALL,THEY ARE HUMANS LIKE YOU AND I,THERE ONLY SINS…IS TRYING TO FIND A PLACE TO CALL HOME.

  6. concerned
    January 30, 2010

    when for them hatian to stay an build their country they runing away , trust them wii , they are trying to help by supplying food and clothing and these haitians are cutting an killing the people who are feeding them wen for them to work togeather dey are fighting like crabes in a barrel … sumbdy need to take over haiti either france , usa, europe , the leader of the country himself ran away an came back talkin bout he does not want ppl to take over the country while he was letting the rich get richer at the expense of the poor get lower and lower , haitians are to greedy , i was remoursful when i saw and heared what has been ghoin on but now when i see dem selling things wen they should be shearing an fighting an killin i understand y this had to happen . haitian in guadeloup are smilin, dressing dey have not been sending anything to the ppl in haiti…….;

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