Since the launch of the government’s illegal and draconian immigration crackdown on November 1, Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell has repeatedly insisted that his officers do not treat people like “cattle”.
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This is my final column for the year – a column on perspective.
This week, we saw what could only amount to an ongoing meltdown on social media – Facebook and WhatsApp – with the dissemination of child pornography.
The lack of discipline is the most serious affliction plaguing the Bahamas’ educational system.
There’s a weight loss show called ‘The Biggest Loser’ and, on VH1’s TV channel, there’s another called ‘Best Week Ever’.
When one considers the recent crime wave and other national aliments afflicting our country, it is becoming patently clear that the wheels are coming off.
Fred Mitchell’s comments at a press conference on Sunday were not based in reality. He can go on paying lip service to the government’s respect for fundamental rights all he wants; actions speak louder than words.
The Grand Bahama Human Rights Association cries shame on the Christie administration as a whole, and on Minister of Immigration Fred Mitchell in particular, for attempting to give their inhumane, immoral and illegal immigration enforcement policy the veneer of legitimacy by forcing a bill through Parliament, where they enjoy a substantial majority.
What can we do to ignite our citizens’ passion to protect our heritage for ourselves and generations to come?