On March 6th 2019, (9) Haitian nationals and (2) Jamaican nationals were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court #11 before Magistrate Kara Turnquest for various immigration offences. They entered a guilty plea, respectively to the following charges.
Stacy St. Louis, Magalie Pierre, Charles Jearony, Borcor Pierre, Jay-B Louis, Jack Daniel, Geff Prophete, Joselen Blanc and Joseph Schilert were convicted of Illegal Landing and turned over to The Department of Immigration for further processing and deportation.
Levar Palmer was convicted of Overstaying and turned over to The Department of Immigration for deportation.
Omar Kemar McPherson was fined $500.00 for Overstaying or in default of payment serve (6) months at Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.
However fine was not paid by Omar Kemar McPherson and he was subsequently turned over to the Royal Bahamas Police Force for due process.
A number of these persons were arrested during ‘Operation Impact’ on March 2nd 2019 which was carried out by Officers of The Royal Bahamas Police Force along with Immigration Enforcement and K-9 Units and The Royal Bahamas Defence Force.