Foreign Affairs refutes allegations made on social media

Foreign Affairs refutes allegations made on social media
Pictured are some of the 200 illegal migrants who were deported to Haiti Tuesday via a Bahamasair Jet.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said it has been made aware of information circulating on social media – in this instance – the posting of a photograph of an unnamed man who alleges that the Haitian Government is denying entry to Haitian nationals repatriated or deported from The Bahamas and are therefore returning them to The Bahamas.

The Ministry said such information is a complete fabrication and without merit, as the Haitian Embassy in The Bahamas and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs work together at all times and in a coordinated manner to ensure the smooth and respectful course of action required in this sensitive process.

“Moreover, the Ministry has confirmed that the Haitian Government has never denied entry to any Haitian nationals repatriated or deported from The Bahamas who are born to Haitian parents,” outlined a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The Ministry reminds that The Bahamas is committed to abiding by all international laws with respect to the return of foreign nationals to their countries of origin.

“The Ministry further cautions the public to be responsible with their postings on social media that falsely implicate on government-to-government relations and strongly requests that parties involved refrain from spreading such false information, which is a punishable offence.”