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Two Haitians fined, ordered deported from Jamaica

Published:Thursday | August 28, 2014 | 1:10 PM

Two of the three Haitians who illegally came to Jamaica just over a week ago have been fined $8,000 or a month in prison.

The sentence was handed down when 19-year-old Linda Exime and 27-year-old Edilene Ulysee appeared in the Morant Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Exime and Ulysee pleaded guilty to illegal entry.

In addition to the fines, the court has also ordered that they be deported.

Meanwhile, the third accused, 36-year-old Jean Jossie, was remand into custody.

Jossie pleaded not guilty to the offence.

Speaking through an interpreter he told the court that he was kidnapped and taken to Jamaica.

He was ordered to return to court on September 10.

The three Haitians were found in the company of two Jamaicans by the Morant Bay along the Holland Bay coastline.

The police further say they seized a boat which they believe the Haitians used to get to Jamaica.

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