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PM Davis announces Multi-Agency Investigation Underway in Irregular Migrants Boating Deaths Incident

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis announced that a multi-agency investigation was underway to determine the full circumstances surrounding a suspected human smuggling operation, which has resulted in the deaths of Haitian migrants. “The Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force responded to reports of a boating incident seven miles off New Providence just after 1 a.m., on Sunday July 24th, 2022,” Prime Minister Davis said at the press briefing, held at his office. “A rescue operation ensued immediately,” he added.  “Rescue teams recovered, sadly, 17 bodies from the water: 15 females, one male and an infant.  Twenty-five persons were rescued and were turned over to health officials for monitoring.” Also taking part in the...