Last week, a Haitian sloop landed on Long Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where SFS’ Center for Marine Resource Studies is located. Thirty-five people, including one child, were aboard the sloop, which left Haiti three days prior. South Caicos does not typically get this type of landing (although it is the second in three months), therefore Immigrations and Police were not prepared for the number of people that arrived. These individuals must return to Haiti, but wait on South Caicos for transport (on the property next to SFS’ Center). SFS provided much appreciated water, sandwiches, hydration packs, and masks. Students were informed of the situation and helped to prepare sandwiches.
SFS TCI students prepare sandwiches for those who have arrived in South Caicos aboard a sloop from Haiti.