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Antigua: Investigations to find missing Haitian detainees continue


by Kadeem Joseph (Antigua Observer) Investigations are still underway into the disappearance of five Haitian nationals from the Immigration Department’s detention centre in Coolidge, and who have been unaccounted for since last week.

The department announced at the weekend that four men and a woman had arrived at the VC Bird International Airport from Santo Domingo last Friday and were attempting to continue onward to Montserrat.

However, they were detained by the department for not having the proper documentation to enter Antigua and Barbuda and were subsequently held pending their deportation back to Haiti.

Minister of Information Melford Nicholas explained to Observer yesterday that the Minister responsible for Immigration, EP Chet Greene, had indicated that there is currently an investigation underway “to make a determination as to what breaches actually took place and what further security enhancements will have to be put in place at the facility”.

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