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Following on a report that 60 people believed to be from Haiti slipped in undetected into Abaco and without visas in the early hours of 12th March, a period of more intensive checks has been mounted in Abaco by the Department of Immigration beginning today.

Communication by Fred Mitchell on Abaco Immigration Checks

Fred Mitchell

Communication by Fred Mitchell MP

House of Assembly

18th March 2015

Nassau, The Bahamas

On Operations in Abaco

Following on a report that 60 people believed to be from Haiti slipped in undetected into Abaco and without visas in the early hours of 12th March, a period of more intensive checks has been mounted in Abaco by the Department of Immigration beginning today. 

Immigration officers were transported by HMBS Nassau this morning to Marsh Harbour and began immigration checks assisting the local immigration force. The Department of Immigration is supported by the Royal Bahamas Police Force. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is also on standby for support.

The operations will unfold over several days.

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