Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Rights Bahamas says ministers’ response to IACHR hearing is ‘petty and immature’
At the hearing held last week in Kingston, Jamaica, its President, Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitino, said detention was not the answer to tackle the country’s immigration challenges.
Troitino also touched on the issue of statelessness due to the lack of documentation.
On Monday, Immigration Minister Brent Symonette told the media that he has a difficulty with international organizations forcing their way of doing things on The Bahamas.
Also, while debating and later passing amendments to the Immigration Act in the Senate on Monday night, Attorney General Carl Bethel said the government will, in due course, put out a properly diplomatically worded statement to send to the IACHR, to indicate that the government feels that they may have gone a little too far in some of the rhetoric exchanged at the hearing. Read more >>