HELPING THY NEIGHBOR: Church prepared to provide supplies to assist with southern migrant development

“We know the minister has pledged to be humane and [the] diaspora of the church continues to pray for the migrants” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) President Bishop Delton Fernander said yesterday that the church stands ready to provide whatever assistance it can amid the “unprecedented” influx of migrants in the southern Bahamas. […]

THE LAW IS THE KEY: HRB urges govt to pass immigration bill in light of undocumented migrant influx

“Criminalizing migrants is unnecessarily punitive, harsh, degrading and dehumanizing” Human Rights Bahamas believes passing Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill will help address many issues surrounding undocumented migration  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The “immigration crisis” in Inagua shows the need for legal reform in The Bahamas, according to Human Rights Bahamas (HRB) President Stephanie St Fleur. The […]

HELP US: Shantytown residents make impassioned plea for UN intervention in ongoing demolition of homes

“Stop this senseless, heartless and illegal action that is being driven by xenophobia and discrimination” ABACO, BAHAMAS — A group of residents from The Farm shantytown on Abaco demonstrated on Saturday against the ongoing demolition of their homes, calling for the United Nations (UN) to take urgent action on their behalf to stop the government […]

Scores of immigration officers test positive for COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Immigration minister Elsworth Johnson yesterday confirmed “no less than 30” Immigration officers have tested positive for COVID-19. Johnson declined further comment when pressed for more details ahead of a Cabinet meeting. Director of Immigration Clarence Russell yesterday confirmed some 29 immigration officers have have had to quarantine during the pandemic. Russell declined […]