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Forty-six deportees arrive from the US

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2020 | 12:00 AM
A convoy of police vehicles along the Palisadoes strip in Kingston. The two trucks were carrying deportees who landed from the United States.
The deportees were transported to a Government quarantine facility in New Kingston where it is expected that they will remain for 14 days before their release.
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Forty-six Jamaican deportees this afternoon arrived at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport from the United States.

The group landed shortly after 1 o’clock on board a special charter flight.

They were met at the airport by a contingent of police personnel and health workers and left in a convoy of vehicles with police outriders.

The deportees were transported to a Government quarantine facility in New Kingston where it is expected that they will remain for 14 days before their release.

Last Tuesday, The Gleaner first reported that within “a week or two”, the Jamaican Government would have to accept dozens of deportees from the US.

The disclosure by Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang came days after US President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that imposes visa sanctions on countries that refuse to accept the deportation of their citizens, even amid the global new coronavirus pandemic.

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