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97 Haitian nationals charged with illegal landing

Deportation expected today NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 97 Haitian nationals who were apprehended last week near Castle Island,... read more »

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More than 70 Haitian migrants apprehended near Inagua

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A Haitian vessel with more than 70 undocumented Haitians was apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force... read more »

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Symonette: Despite the country’s relationship with China, Bahamians should not worry about influx of Chinese

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Immigration and Financial Services, Brent Symonette said yesterday that despite the Bahamas’ growing relationship with... read more »

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Immigration backlog progressing

The Department of Immigration is almost up to date with work permit applications, according to Minister of Immigration and Financial... read more »

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Symonette: No proof of Immigration Officers accepting bribes

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of a human rights report which suggested that Immigration Officers were being bribed, Minister... read more »

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New Immigration Bill not ready for consultation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  The proposed Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill, which is intended to replace the current Immigration Bill, was... read more »

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RBDF apprehends 40 Haitian migrants in southern Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 40 migrants were detained after they were apprehended in the southern Bahamas on Tuesday... read more »

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45 foreign nationals apprehended in joint operation

Rights Bahamas calls on Immigration to cease roadblocks and arbitrary detention NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 45 foreign nationals... read more »

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Smith: Proposed Immigration Bill “a step in the right direction but not enough”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Activist and lawyer Fred smith, QC, yesterday described the government’s proposed Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill 2018 as... read more »

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Sweeping changes on tap for Immigration Act

Proposed Nationality Bill calls for persons to apply for status or face deportation, jail NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Persons born in... read more »

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AG: Order in the shanty town case amended

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel revealed on Monday that the Order in the shanty town case has been... read more »

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Foreign nationals charged with illegal landing, overstaying

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Six foreign nationals were charged in a magistrate’s court last Thursday, March 14, 2019, on charges of... read more »

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Rights Bahamas calls for urgent intervention at Immigration Dept. after US report

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Rights Bahamas is calling on the Royal Bahamas Police Force  (RBPF) to launch an immediate and thorough... read more »

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U.S. govt. highlights corruption in immigration

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – There have been “widespread, credible” reports that Bahamian immigration officials physically abused detainees and officials “solicited bribes”... read more »

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U.S. Human Rights report points to prison, immigration deficiencies

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The United States has highlighted a series of shortcomings in The Bahamas’ immigration and detention process as... read more »

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11 foreign nationals charged for various offences

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 11 foreign nationals were arraigned in a magistrate’s court on Tuesday on various charges... read more »

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11 foreign nationals charged in court

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Eleven foreign nationals were convicted in a magistrate’s court on Wednesday. The nationals comprised of nine Haitians... read more »

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15 foreign nationals convicted in GB magistrate’s court

FREEPORT, BAHAMAS – Fifteen foreign nationals were convicted in a Grand Bahama magistrate’s court on Tuesday, March 5. The foreign... read more »

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7 Haitian nationals apprehended in joint operation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In a joint operation dubbed, ‘Operation Impact,’ the Department of Immigration, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF)... read more »

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Illegal immigrants arrested in Grand Bahama

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – Four illegal migrants were arrested on Wednesday on the island of Grand Bahama. According to police... read more »