The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has received reports from concerned family members seeking support in locating their loved ones who travelled to the Bahamas in late February and early March 2012.
Unconfirmed accounts indicate that approximately ten (10) Jamaican men travelled from Freeport, Bahamas to Miami, Florida by boat on Friday, 9 March 2012. Family members of five (5) of these missing men, have made contact with the Ministry, to request assistance in locating them. According to their families, no word has been received from them, since the date they were alleged to have gone on the afore-mentioned boat trip. Assistance has been sought through the Jamaican Consulate in the Bahamas and the Jamaican Consulate General in Miami as well as the local police.
Individual family members have independently sought the assistance of the police in Jamaica, the Bahamas and the pertinent authorities in the United States of America. So far, these investigations have revealed no boating accident or the detention of the men in those countries.
The Ministry is therefore requesting that individuals who believe that they have family members on this vessel and in particular anyone with information regarding this matter to make contact with the Diaspora and Consular Affairs Department. The Department may be reached on 936 0942 and/or email [email protected].