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TCI: Haitian Consulate issues statement on the lives lost at sea

#Providenciales, April 2, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – Once again the Haitian community of the TCI is in mourning due to the tragic loss of life at sea of our countrymen. It is a very sad and painful situation for us and on behalf of the Haitian Consulate of the TCI, we offer our condolences to the families of those that are directly affected by this tragic incident.

In this time, we wish to use this opportunity to appeal to our young compatriots and to ask them to stop this activity for the risk is to great and the loss is even greater; I am appealing to those who are thinking of risking their lives at sea and those who are helping people to take such a dangerous crossing in these makeshift boats. You risk your life and if you live, you do not have any chances to reach the shores of the TCI as they will catch you and send them back home.

We thank the local authorities for this massive effort to rescue the survivors. We wish to also inform the public that we are working closely with the Government in order to identify and repatriate the bodies to Haiti.

Press Release: Haitian Consulate(Konsila Dayiti)

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