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PHOTOS: Haitian boat people sent back home
2013-02-08 16:28:22 | (0 Comments)
Gareth Davis, Gleaner Writer
a loThe two-year-old baby girl, who was born at the Port Antonio Hospital in April 2010, with her mother at the Ken Wright Pier shortly before their departure to Haiti on Friday- Gareth Davis Photo.
The 25 Haitians, who landed in Portland earlier this week were sent home shortly after 12 p.m. today aboard a Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard vessel.
Mayor of Port Antonio, Benny White, who witnessed the send-off, told The Gleaner that the Haitian boat people were well cared for during their 72 hour stay at a Seventh Day Adventist Church in Port Antonio.
According to Mayor White, the quick response by the various state agencies, civil society groups and business operators was commendable.
He says there was no strain on the parish’s resources to deal with the Haitians.
The Haitians, who spent three days in Port Antonio appeared to be in good spirits shortly before they boarded the Coast Guard vessel.
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