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    Posted March 27, 2014 by
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    Bahamas, Member of CARICOM, deports 342 Haitians

    PUERTO PRÍNCIPE - Bahamas repatriated Tuesday 342 Haitians, among them 111 survivors from a sinking boat off its coast last week, press reports said. The deportees, whose arrest in the archipelago of more than 700 islands, cays and islets came recently, arrived in his native country in three flights.
    Statements of who made it alive life on the 25 November accident claimed that there was fighting between the occupants of the boat and several people were thrown overboard.
    According to reports from authorities, some 30 people were killed in the disastrous act, but were unable to recovered all the bodies of the deceased.
    Each person, sources say, paid $150 to $450 dollars for these treacherous crossing, which often ends in tragedy and not the easiness that the traffickers like to preach to those unfortunate to believe them.
    In a message of condolences to the families of the victims, the Haitian President, Michel Martelly urged his countrymen to abandon these migratory practices.
    It also reiterated the commitment to keep the country in a stable environment that promotes investment and job creation to reduce the problem that leads citizens to such dangerous actions.

    SOURCE: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/02/3793221/bahamas-returns-haitian-migrants.html
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