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By Department of Immigration
Nassau, Bahamas — Further to the illegal immigrant landings near James Cistern, Eleuthera on Wednesday, 3rd June 2015, the general public is advised that charges were brought against certain individuals on Monday and Tuesday of this week in connection with those illegal landings.
Specifically, two Haitian boat captains, Antoine Armad and Frankie Pierre, were charged before the magistrate’s court with assisting in the illegal landings. Mr. Armad pleaded guilty on the 8th June and was fined $2,000 or two years imprisonment at the Department of Corrections facility in Fox Hill. He is presently detained at that facility. Mr. Pierre pleaded not guilty on the 9th June and was remanded at Fox Hill until his trial date which is scheduled for the 13th July 2015.
Further, three Haitian nationals, Tide Estilus, Sinfilien Remy and Robenson Guerrier,
who are residents of The Bahamas and holders of work permits together with a Bahamian national, Franklyn Smith, were also charged before the courts for harbouring, aiding and abetting illegal persons who are fugitives from justice. All defendants pleaded not guilty but Estilus, Remy and Guerrier are remanded at Fox Hill until their trial date of 13th July, 2015. Smith was granted bail in the sum of $1,500 and will appear in court on the 16th September 2015.
In a related incident, Johnnie Emil, an undocumented Haitian national, appeared before Magistrate’s Court at Rock Sound, Eleuthera and charged with four (4) counts of assault with a deadly instrument and causing damage to government property (a vehicle assigned to the Department of Immigration). He pleaded not guilty and was remanded to the Department of Corrections until 17th June, 2015.
Additionally, an illegal immigrant is in police custody and detained at the Princess Margaret hospital after he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and an immigration officer in the execution of their duties at Palmetto Point Eleuthera on the 9th June 2015. The alleged assault resulted in the accidental discharge of the service revolver of the police officer causing injuries to the face and shoulder of the suspect.
The latest incident is under active investigation by the relevant authorities.