St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – Two nationals of the Commonwealth of Dominica have been charged and sentenced for crimes related to the twenty-one Haitian nationals who were taken into custody after entering the Federation illegally.
When a vessel ran aground at Bath Village Nevis on January 02, 2022, twenty plus Haitian migrants came on land illegally.
According to a release from the St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, on February 01, 2022, 59-year-old Brian Etienne of the Commonwealth of Dominica was convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment for the offence of Illegal Entry and two years for Allowing Persons to Disembark Without the Consent of an Immigration Officer.
Additionally, 57-year-old Wensley George of the Commonwealth of Dominica was convicted and sentenced for the same offences as Etienne and will serve the same prison sentence for each offence.
Both men will serve their sentences consecutively and were convicted and cautioned for the offence of Disembarking Without the Consent of an Immigration Officer.
The 21 Haitians were repatriated to Haiti on Monday (January 31, 2022).