Thursday, March 14, 2019

U.S. govt. highlights corruption in immigration


By Royston Jones Jr.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – There have been “widespread, credible” reports that Bahamian immigration officials physically abused detainees and officials “solicited bribes” to either prevent detention following raids or facilitate release, according to the United States government.

“Numerous Haitian migrants reported being detained by immigration officials and solicited for bribes of $3,000 Bahamian dollars (one Bahamian dollar is equal in value to one U.S. dollar) to gain release from the detention centre,” read a U.S. Department of State’s 2018 Human Rights Report, which was released yesterday.  Read more >>