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Haitians Rescued in Jamaican Waters Back Home

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – The four Haitian fishermen who were rescued in Portland waters in late November are now safely back in their country, after a confusing expedition.According to the Jamaica Observer, The men were rescued at St Margaret’s Bay in the vicinity of the Rio Grande bridge in Portland on November 27, after their disabled vessel was spotted by Jamaican fisherfolk who assisted them to shore.They were subsequently handed over to the Portland police and then processed by the health department and immigration representatives.Head of the Portland police Superintendent Duane Wellington told the Jamaica Observer that the men, when they appeared before the Portland Parish Court on December 6, had the charges of illegal entry against them withdrawn and they were handed over to authorities from the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) in Kingston, based on new information.PICA head Andrew Wynter said information from the men’s homeland significantly impacted their status and saved them from being sent back to Haiti as deportees.“We put them on a flight and they are now back in Haiti. Two left on the 27th of December and two left on the 29th,” Wynter told the Observer.Initially, authorities had charged the men with illegal entry and had intended to deport them following the court proceedings.“Because they were considered rescued at sea, you wouldn’t deport those persons. It wouldn’t be considered a deportation under the circumstances,” Wynter explained.“It wasn’t an illegal entry into the country. What happened is they were fishing, and apparently their boat got into mechanical difficulties and they drifted for a few days and ended up in Jamaican waters. Our coast guard had actually got a request from the Haitian coast guard to assist with search and rescue, so when they were initially taken into custody we didn’t have that information; but after we got it, their status changed because we saw that it was a genuine case of persons in dire need,” the PICA head explained further.The men, natives of Jérémie (a town in south-west Haiti), through an interpreter, told rescuers that they had been at sea for 16 days drifting aimlessly after developing engine problems and running out of fuel.Their small vessel carrying rotting fish and fishing gear, drifted into the waters of St Margaret’s Bay, Portland, where they were found.last_img read more

Cardiff vs Arsenal: Live talkSPORT commentary and confirmed team news

first_imgWhat is the team news? silverware impact Emery’s side got off the mark against West Ham Under new boss Unai Emery, Arsenal have got off to a stuttering start with defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea.But the win over West Ham last time out got them off the mark and they will be hopeful of picking up three points against the Bluebirds.What time is kick-off?This one will be held on Sunday, September 2.Kick-off at the Cardiff City Stadium is at 1.30pm.The last time the Gunners visited here in the Premier League was in 2013, where they ran out 3-0 winners.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Tune into this match from 1pm using either our app, web player or your radio.talkSPORT is widely available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM. Cardiff will hope to register their first Premier League goal and win of the season when they welcome Arsenal to South Wales.Neil Warnock’s side have kept two clean-sheets on the spin, but have failed to notch at the other end in any of their three games. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won highlights possible standings 📝 @MesutOzil1088, @LacazetteAlex, @Aubameyang7 all start – here’s our team for #CARARSWhat do you make of it? pic.twitter.com/HqDrXv5oxV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 2, 2018 MONEY smart causal Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more #CARARS | Breaking team news!Brought to you by @1xbet_Eng…#CityAsOne 🔵⚽️🔵⚽️ pic.twitter.com/a8b2J90yL5— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) September 2, 2018 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Getty Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade FOOTBALL LATEST 1last_img read more