The Bahamas government must work to address discriminatory practices towards persons of Haitian descent who apply for regularisation, an official from the Haitian Embassy said recently.
Will the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Bahamas Police Force confirm and advise The Bahamian people of the following:
This is a story about an injustice/misuse of power that happened to a long time employee. It is not unique to me, others like it have been reported In the local press, many are not.
At least 30 people are dead after a Haitian sloop ran aground and capsized 15 nautical miles southwest of Staniel Cay, in the Exuma chain, during Monday’s storm.
The government should next move to rigorously enforce the public health and property laws being violated by many who reside in shanty towns across the country.
Members of the Haitian-Bahamian community encouraged the government to take a firm stance on the regularization of children born in The Bahamas to non-Bahamian parents.
A fire over the weekend has renewed concerns and initiated a government investigation into the country’s many shantytowns.
According to recently published data from the latest census, almost 40,000 Haitians are living in The Bahamas, which is more than 60 percent of the total number of foreigners residing in the country.
More than 100 Haitian migrants have been detained in The Bahamas after their boat ran aground as a result of Tropical Storm Isaac’s rampage.