A UN refugee agency told the Bahamas it is prepared to interview 118 Haitians who spent over 40 days on an uninhabited island after fleeing their homeland, to see if any of them qualified for refugee status. Klaus Feldmann, acting regional representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said that a cable to this effect was sent to the Bahamas government and that if any of the Haitians came under the terms of international refugee conventions they would be helped by the UN agency.

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