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November, 2017

  • 5 November

    Abaco’s Haitian Population Wary of Prime Minister’s Remarks

    Recent comments from Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis regarding a deadline for illegal migrants to leave the country by December 31, 2017 as he warned that an aggressive pursuit and deportation will be the fate of anyone who does not comply, has left Bahamians of Haitian descent upset. Abaco has …

September, 2016

  • 16 September

    Immigration Minister Visits Hope Town

    The Minister of Immigration and Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Fred Mitchell, met with the Hope Town District Council on September 10, 2012. His focus was two-fold, to get Council’s assistance on controlling illegal immigrants and to announce in general terms Immigration's thrust to apprehend undocumented persons.

  • 16 September

    Seventy Three Migrants Apprehended Near Elbow Cay

    The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) intercepted a sailing vessel with undocumented Haitian migrants just south of Elbow Cay on September 9.

  • 1 September

    Government Summer Jobs Program Provide Experience and Money for Youngsters

    During the months of July and August, a large number of local high schools and College of The Bahamas’ students were offered the possibility to earn money while holding a short term Summer Job, ranging from one to three weeks. Most jobs were at Government’s offices with one or two …

April, 2016

  • 14 April

    Reports of Lives Lost Off Coast of Freeport after Human Smuggling Boat Capsizes

    In an incident deemed a national tragedy, a 30-foot vessel carrying approximately 20 people capsized off the coast of Freeport around 4 a.m. on April 9.

March, 2016

  • 31 March

    Family Harassed by Police, Mistaken for Paparazzi?  

    A family of four was fishing off the beach off Bakers Bay on March 10 at about 2pm in the afternoon. The two young boys (aged 8 and 10) were enjoying a day on the water with their parents and a local from Guana . They were doing some catch and release of small fish in the protected waters close to the Bakers Bay Resort.

September, 2015

  • 10 September

    Curry: Permanent Defence Force Station Needed

    With the view to curb the ongoing issue of illegal immigration, boat thefts and poaching of local marine resources North Abaco Minister of Parliament Renardo Curry said that he is seeking to have a Royal Bahamas Defence Force station located in Abaco on a permanent basis.

April, 2015

  • 2 April

    Man Arrested for Assisting in Illegal Landing

    A 52 year-old male resident of the shanty town known as the Mudd was arrested on March 21 for assisting in the illegal landing of sixty-one illegal immigrants on Saturday shortly after 2:00 am.

March, 2015

  • 18 March

    Communication by Fred Mitchell on Abaco Immigration Checks

    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.

February, 2015

  • 26 February

    Mitchell Meets Gov’t Agencies Ahead of Immigration Measures

    Fred Mitchell, Minister of Immigration and Foreign Affairs, held staging meetings with multiple agencies ahead of intensive immigration checks set for Abaco possibly “within the next 42 days”.