BREAKING REPORT OUT OF EXUMA
George Town, Exuma — Bahamas Press tonight has news out of Exuma, which many will find highly disturbing.
The information we can report comes from that part of the Bahamas off Exuma where the Haitian vessel was captured last week. At the time, we were not told all of the story.
Illegal Haitians making the voyage are the only ones with the facts, but what some tell us confirms that there are serious dangers at sea.
The vessel was reportedly apprehended with 56 persons. However, according to survivors, the vessel actually carried over 250 persons.
Bahamas Press has learnt some 200 plus voyagers died at sea, drowned.
We can confirm that nothing about the deaths was reported in the press, nothing was reported of the bodies that were left out at sea.
Details of the horrific sea voyage were told to a number of Immigration contacts who interviewed survivors.
We have learnt members of the Haitian community in Georgetown, who were awaiting their relatives, are highly upset over the tragedy.
Immigration sources have also reported to BP that another Haitian boat capsized off Williams Town days before Christmas. This boat was coming from Nassau heading towards Haiti with four crew members and loaded down with groceries, TV, fridge, stove, a bus and a truck.
Today, that vessel is still stuck out at sea with nobody on board. Exumians tell us the vessel is an eyesore in the beautiful picturesque Williams Town area.
Bahamas Press also has a story from the island where we can report a clergyman was caught with his pants down on Christmas Eve. That update will come on BP soon.