An attempt to limit the use of foreign workers in the Bahamas came under renewed criticism after a U.S. citizen working at the country’s largest resort was briefly detained by immigration agents for having an expired work permit.
It amazes me how we can carry out a “raid” like this in an instant, but can’t process the requisite paperwork in a timely fashion.
The onslaught of negative publicity towards foreigners generated by the Department of Immigration is not good for the Bahamian economy.
The Philippine government is asking authorities in the Bahamas to let Filipinos there keep their jobs for the time being amid a new labor policy transferring jobs held by foreigners to locals to ease unemployment.
It is about time the government of the day is called out about the shameless and dangerous charade it is playing with the Bahamian people and economy…
The fact is, Bahamians have prospered as a result of an open economy and the importation of foreign workers, even entry level staff.
No sensible politician or civil servant can expect to entice a deep-pocketed individual or business to come into The Bahamas to do business and not wish to bring in his/her own experts relative to the business or project at hand.
Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, recently discussed a variety of issues, including how the government proposes to conduct its immigration policies.
Why do politicians feel that they have a right to say anything in Parliament and that those impacted will keep their lips sealed, especially when asked by the press to comment?