MIGRANTS CAUGHT ON YACHT: Police investigate smuggling of mixed bag of nationals into The Bahamas

Bahamian man in police custody suspected of being the smuggler NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Labour and Immigration Keith Bell said yesterday that an investigation has been launched into the most recent interdiction of dozens of undocumented migrants from Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Ecuador, Romania and Turkey on one boat. Bell’s comments follow weeks of apprehensions […]

‘HUMANELY’ DETAINED: Govt considers Inagua holding facility after more than 700 Haitian migrants apprehended in past week

Delegation traveled to Inagua over the weekend to ensure there was not a “humanitarian incident” Haiti’s PM calls for respectful treatment of refugees  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper said over the weekend that in the long term, the government hopes to implement a holding facility on Inagua to temporarily house migrants who […]

IMMIGRATION CONUNDRUM: AG to review court intervention in repatriation of undocumented migrants

“A mistake was made by the last admin by agreeing that everybody has to go to court…before they can be deported” Another 400+ undocumented migrants apprehended late last night NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service Fred Mitchell said yesterday that the government has requested the attorney general to review the […]

Three men arrested and charged for illegal landing following viral video showing migrants living in bus

ABACO, BAHAMAS — A widely shared video allegedly showing three undocumented Haitian migrants living in a school bus on Abaco led to their arrest and ultimate conviction for illegal landing in the Magistrate’s Court today. The Department of Immigration in a statement said an investigation was launched into the video after an official complaint was […]