Amending immigration laws “utter waste of time”

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell suggested Tuesday that Immigration Minister Brent Symonette should focus on amending the law for single Bahamian fathers to obtain the same rights as single Bahamian mothers, instead of focusing on changing the immigration law to appease non-Bahamian citizens. Responding to Immigration Minister Brent Symonette’s recent remarks on the […]

New twist to citizenship

The country’s immigration laws are being “overhauled” according to Minister of Immigration and Financial Services Brent Symonette, who described the changes as long overdue. During his contribution to the mid-year budget debate in the House of Assembly (HOA) Monday, Symonette said, the government will finally address persons born in The Bahamas to illegal parents who […]

Bethel: “Immigrants will be dealt with on site”

Immigrants that breach Bahamian borders and are caught “will be dealt with on site”, Attorney General Carl Bethel declared Sunday and said “the idea of bringing in a load of people to Nassau is over.” Bethel was responding to criticisms raised by Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell, who questioned the government’s rationale for […]

Spotlight on poaching at regional meeting

Poaching of Bahamian fisheries by neighboring countries, particularly the Dominican Republic, was at the forefront of discussions during the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) regional conference for Latin American and the Caribbean meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica last week. Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Renward Wells told parliamentarians during the mid-year budget debate last evening […]