The Caribbean Group (CARICOM) says it’s saddened by the lack of life, which occurred on Sunday, when a vessel carry Haitian migrants capsized off the Bahamian coast.
In an announcement as we speak, CARICOM mentioned: “This newest catastrophe brings to the fore as soon as once more the determined scenario in Haiti and the reprehensible nature of the actions of those that are profiting from folks making an attempt to flee.”
“CARICOM will proceed to work with Haiti and the worldwide neighborhood to convey peace, safety and improvement to our sister nation. CARICOM seems to be ahead to the apprehension and bringing to justice of those that prey on the hopes and aspirations of weak individuals.”
Bahamian officers recovered the our bodies of 17 migrants, together with a younger little one. Twenty-five survivors, including two Baha,mian males have been rescued.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Pressure is trying to find extra survivors and our bodies.
Survivors of Sunday’s boat tragedy. Photograph courtesy of the Royal Bahamas Defence Pressure.
The Bahamians are in police custody pending the end result of an investigation.
Preliminary studies counsel the migrants have been en route enroute to The Bahamas, earlier than they might try to enter america.
On Sunday Bahamian Prime Minister Philip Davis conveyed the condolences of the federal government and the folks of the Bahamas to the households of those that misplaced their lives within the tragedy.
He warned migrants and human traffickers in opposition to participating within the harmful observe.
“My authorities, because the time it got here into workplace, has regularly warned in opposition to these treacherous voyages. We’ve got elevated surveillance on land and sea and intensified patrols. We take this chance to strongly condemn the organisation of smuggling operations which threat human life and compromise our nationwide safety,” he mentioned.