Fred Mitchell and private sector representatives met to establish ongoing public-private sector efforts towards constructive activities addressing the needs related to work permits.
Topic: work permits
Investment minister Khaalis Rolle admitted that the new work permit polices will have a negative impact on foreign investment and that while jobs should go to Bahamians first, the country can not exist without foreign investment.
Bahamas Immigration’s heavy-handed buffoonery in front of tourists at Atlantis “does not bode well for the reputation of the country” as former Immigration minister Branville McCartney said.
Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said the government will no longer allow industrial companies to apply for work permits without labour certificates showing that there are no Bahamians available for the jobs.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell said he has been spending much time in Grand Bahama where the issuing of the granting of work permits is “most vexing”.