Montserrat said that one of its nationals who has been in a detention centre in Jamaica since October last year had not identified himself as a Montserratian but a national of Antigua.
Director of Regional Affairs and Trade Claude Hogan, who has returned from Jamaica where he had been negotiating the release of Kenrick Fenton, said although Fenton had been in custody without any charges being laid against him since last October, Montserrat was unaware that he was in trouble.
Hogan said Fenton had not identified himself as a Montserrat national, but told officials he was from Antigua.
Fenton had been reported as lost at sea with six other fishermen from Antigua. He is expected to return to Antigua within the week, once the Jamaican authorities complete his processing.