In his handling of the Cuban migrant issue, Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell has often proven imperious, rattled, undiplomatic, bellicose and belligerent.
The Bahamas is an open and democratic country. The suppression of information such as this could seriously damage our reputation as a nation respectful of human rights including the rights and protection of migrants.
Opposition Leader Hubert Minnis has joined the chorus of voices calling for the termination of Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell from the Cabinet.
Human rights group Amnesty International said that they can not get answers from tBahamian officials regarding the Detention Centre, which has long been a point of concern.
Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, accused Bahamian officials of conduct ‘not conducive to a free society’ as Fred Mitchell pulled a ‘fast one’ in repatriating the Cubans.
No doubt Bahamian citizens have been alienated and discriminated against continuously by their own government.
Police in Grand Bahama arrested 12 illegal immigrants, including 10 Brazilian nationals, on Monday but failed to arrest the Bahamian boat captain who was transporting them.
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.
The PLP’s problem is it irresponsibly promised too much and Bahamians want what they thought they were going to get. The governing party will not be able to deliver on all it pledged. The people now realize this.