- Hassan Kennedy, a Ghanaian who has been stranded in the Caribbean for over 30 years is set to return to Ghana
- Details of his story reached the attention of the Ghanaian mission in Cuba after a story about him was carried in a newspaper
- He earlier landed in Mauritania and later at the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)
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Details of the challenges a Ghanaian, Hassan Kennedy, trapped in the Caribbean faced has surfaced online.
YEN.com.gh has learned that Kennedy, who hails from Pig Farm in Accra, has been stranded in the Caribbean for more than three decades.
The Ghanaian envoy to Cuba, Napoleon Abdulai, explained that Kennedy engaged in menial jobs in for two years Mauritania, which was his first port of call.
Together with three other Ghanaians, he then stowed away in a Caribbean-bound ship but the ship’s captain left them at Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) after disagreements over their pay.
Per a report by dailyguidenetwork.com, one of them married on the island country and the two others managed to reach the United States of America (USA).
Kennedy later faced challenges as he had neither documents nor money to purchase tickets.
His story came to the attention of Ghanaian authorities after a publication in a newspaper in June 2019.
It has been established he is a Ghanaian and procedures are underway to ensure his return to the country.
In other news, a Ghanaian artist, identified as Razak Brush, has caused a stir online with a lovely art of French player, Ngolo Kante.
Kante plays for the French national team as a midfielder and in the same role in the London-based Chelsea Football Club.
Social media users have reacted with love to photos and a video of the artwork:
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