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Jamaican to be deported from The Bahamas for breaching Immigration Act

A Jamaican man is to be deported from the Bahamas after being found guilty this week of  breaching the Immigration Act.
 
Cecil Reid,58, and his co-accused James Jacques,40, a Bahamian, were charged in the Freeport Magistrate's Court.
 
Jacques  who was charged with harbouring an undocumented person,  pleaded guilty.
 
The court was told that on December 5, Jacques provided accomodation to the Jamaican.
 
The judge ordered Jacques to pay a fine of  US$4,000 or serve one year at the Bahamas Department of  Correctional Services in New Providence.
 
Reid, who was charged with illegal landing, also pleaded guilty.
 
The Jamaican was fined US$300 dollars or two months in prison.
 
According to Tribune newspaper -  both men paid their fines. 
 
The Jamaican was flown to Nassau where he was placed at a detention centre to await deportation.


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