Henfield tells Haitian Embassy officials to stand down



Minister of Foreign Affairs and North Abaco MP Darren Henfield speaks with Eyewitness News outside the House of Assembly in July 2018. (FILE PHOTO)

Foreign Affair Minister Darren Henfield addressed the matter and said he is taking a no tolerance approach to those comments and noted that they had no place in the public domain.

Henfield said as the government moves ahead to enforce the law as it relates to shanty towns.

He noted that Haitian officials never expressed any concern officially and to do so publically was not the right thing to do and indicated that Haitian Embassy officials expressed that something like this won’t happen again.

A stern warning was issued to the Haitian Embassy Wednesday over announcements made in the media this week.

As the government prepares to evict residents living in shanty towns, First Secretary in the Haitian Embassy, Karl Henri Chatelier gave The Bahamas Government a sense of “external interference in its domestic affairs” with remarks he made in a recent interview.