Nearly half-dozen Haitians were detained after being refused leave to land in the territory days ago.
The five Haitians were under what is known as an ‘Immigration Detention Warrant’, BVI News understands.
Usually-credible sources said the Haitian group, which comprised four males and one female, was subsequently removed from the territory on December 23.
The circumstances under which they were refused leave to land is not known.
But, according to Section 23 of the territory’s Immigration and Passport Ordinance law, an Immigration officer may only grant a person leave to enter the territory if he/she is satisfied that the person — among other things — has a valid ticket or permit, is not suffering from any contagious or infectious disease, is not a person who is reasonably believed to have come in the territory for any immoral purpose, has not been convicted in any place for an offence that is punishable in the BVI for three years or more.
Copyright 2020 BVI News, Media Expressions Limited. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.