Information Officer I (Ag.)
Department of Information and Public Relations
A search is underway for Mr. Sem Duverval of Haiti who escaped detention between the late hours of Saturday, October 23 and early Sunday, October 24.
The Chief Immigration Officer, Mr. Ian Penn explained that four immigrants who were detained by the Immigration Department, escaped from detention at Castle Maria Hotel. Three of these individuals were since apprehended and put back into detention. However, Mr. Duverval remains at large.
According to Mr. Penn, the matter was immediately reported to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and the necessary location searches are ongoing.
If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Mr. Duverval please contact the Immigration Department at 468-4717, 468-4715 or 468-4754 or the RVIPF hotline at 311.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Photo 1: Photo of Mr. Sem Duverval (Photo credit: Immigration Department)