Fishermen vow to stay clear
THE TEN BARBADIAN FISHERMEN, suffering anxiety and fear while in custody of Trinidad and Tobago authorities for about seven days, breathed a sigh of relief when they hit Barbados’ territorial waters yesterday.
At about 8:30 a.m. the men sailed into the Bridgetown Port to the welcome of Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and other Government officials, and fellow members of the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organizations (BARNUFO).
Minutes after being cleared by Immigration, Customs and health officers, a few of the fishermen admitted venturing into Tobago waters; but promised never to take another chance.
Shortly after 10 a.m. they arrived at the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex to welcoming cheers and tears from family, friends and other colleagues. (MM)
Above, the four captains being escorted by Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite (left), members of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) and director of the Bridgetown Port, Jonathan Morgan (third from left).
(Picture by Nigel Browne.)
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