More Haitians arrive in Jamaica; third group since July 

The Jamaican authorities are reporting that another group of Haitians have arrived on the island.

The group, said to be about 30, including men, women, and children, arrived aboard a small boat at Long Bay, Portland on Sunday afternoon. They are the third group to arrive on the island since the summer.

Video footage of their arrival shows several of them changing their clothes and reports are that a number of them attempted to flee in different directions before being rounded up by the police.

It is believed that some of the Haitians who arrived on Sunday were among the group that came here in September and were quickly sent back, much to the chagrin of human rights groups.

The Haitians are fleeing violence and economic hardship in their country which have been made worst since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July 2021.

Meanwhile, the group of 29 Haitians who arrived in Jamaica in July and were facing deportation before applying for asylum, are still awaiting a decision from the Jamaican Government.