By RASHAD ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are still investigating suspected visa irregularities at the Bahamas Embassy in Haiti, Assistant Commissioner Anthony Ferguson said this week.
His comment comes three weeks after Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade said “very good work” is being done in the matter and he will report on it in the public domain when investigations have concluded.
Concerns were first raised at the beginning of March over a possible visa scam after on-line reports alleged that the Bahamas Embassy in Haiti might have been involved in the fraudulent issue of thousands of Bahamian entry visas to Haitians.
The report further alleged that the scam had been operational over the past six months, with some entry visas having been sold to persons in Haiti for as much as $1,000.
Authorities have declined to confirm or deny if their investigations concern Haitians, however.
Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell has also remained tight-lipped over the investigation, declining to comment at all on the matter so far.