The Turks and Caicos upgrades Its Radar Station in response to increase illegal migration from Haiti

Posted by on Monday, March 26, 2018 Under: Migration
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The government of the Turks and Caicos has taken numerous steps to combat illegal migration from Haiti. Earlier today, the small Islands nation's Governor General, Dr John Freeman, visited one of the main Radar station in the country. Following the visit of the Governor to personally inquire about the new improvements, his office released the following statement:

"The recent upsurge in illegal migration to TCI (Turks and Caicos Islands) via sloops from Haiti has been cause for understandable concern and anxiety locally. I was kept fully in the picture whilst off Island. On return last Thursday evening I was briefed by the DG, the GO and the RTCIPF, to each of whom I extended appreciation for their work over the past week. I extend similar appreciation to the Border Control Ministry whose work is so vital to the longer term response to the illegal migration challenge.

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I took the earliest possible opportunity to see for myself the improvements (funded by the UK) made to the Radar Station which is now a world class facility. I also took the opportunity to engage personally with the Commanding Officer of the RFA Mounts Bay, Captain Buck, as he and his team are contributing to the overall response by TCIG to the recent illegal entries to the Territory. In both these regards I want to express and underline my appreciation for the support being given by the UK Government, both financial and material.”

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