Bahamian Straw Vendor Shamone Thompson Released

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The  Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise that the case of another of the remaining Bahamian Nationals arrested and charged in New York on 18 September 2010 has been concluded.

Today, 20 October 2010, the case of Shamone Thompson was heard, and she has been sentenced to time served and placed on a probationary period.

Ms. Thompson is expected to return home tomorrow.

Bahamians Judy Duncombe and Margaret Pierre have since returned home, following the conclusion of their case on 18 October 2010.

The Consul General will continue to monitor the cases of the remaining Bahamian Nationals.