Illegal immigrants must go

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Man’s natural instinct to survive is essentially a selfish instinct, which often disregards fairness, equity or equality especially when the environment in which we live in is filled with corruption “Private gain at public expense”.

What have our society come to that approximately 250 Haitians (illegal immigrants) could just disappear. It is obvious they were assisted and are being hidden until the hot pursuit dies down.

I am fed up of articles in the newspaper about the inhumane treatment of the Haitians, what about what the Pure Born Bahamians have to put up with. The horrible stench/smell of these Haitian nationals, the diseases we Bahamians are being exposed to (when since we have any epidemic of tuberculosis, dengue fever, etc) You go to the hospital for treatment or have to be admitted in PMH, no beds because guess who have them occupied (the Haitians), go into the educational system no space for the Bahamian children because guess what (the Haitians) have their children there, bearing in mind they are illegal. The Haitian children on the lunch programmes at school and their parents intentionally send them to school without lunch so the government can feed them (tax payers).

If Mr Fred Smith is so concerned about the Haitians? Why doesn’t Mr Smith go to Haiti, invest in their country, build up their country and teach them how to stay in their own country. God gave The Bahamas to Bahamians to manage, to cultivate, to dominate in our areas of gifting in The Bahamas economy not foreigners who are benefiting from our country and building the economy of their country send them back to their country.

People are talking about the inhumane treatment of Haitians at the detention centre, how about treating and putting Bahamians first for a change. If anyone comes here illegally, they are criminals and the three DDDs’ should apply to them. Once they are Disobedient to our laws (entering our country illegally), they are then Detained (detention centre) and then they are Deported (out of our country). End Of Story.

These illegal immigrants are law breakers, they squatting on people’s land/properties (which is trespassing, they are raiding people’s’ farms (which is stealing), they are breaking into people’s homes (robbery) they come to the hospital for treatment talking about they do not have any money (stealing again) they are a nuisance to the government systems and to The Bahamas on the whole they are liabilities, not assets.

Can Bahamians go in any other country and talk about they squatting on people land and you cannot get them off? Please tell what country does that. If these foreigners love their countries so so very much, having flag day and want to celebrate their independence in our country (do you see the United States have any big parade on the street of Nassau) they will be closed and have their private celebrations in their homes or at the US Ambassador residence, but you do not see them parading or asking for their celebrations to be held on Clifford Park where our Bahamian celebrations are held.

If you love your countries so much, why don’t you go to Haiti, some of these illegals who have these flags on their cars and talking about my country this and my country that, never even been to their so-called country. Please do the Bahamians a big favour and go back to your countries that you all cherish and love so much, especially (Haitians and Jamaicans).

I hope the Prime Minister is serious about deporting these illegals, if they are not gone by December 31, 2017, it is really needed. I will tell you about an experience I had (there are many), but I will just mention this one.

On a Saturday, me and my nephew went downtown to do some shopping, I decided to stop at Manilla Grill a Filipino restaurant located on Elizabeth Avenue to get something to eat, it was crowded with Filipinos all sitting down eating, when me and my nephew entered all eyes were on us and we stood there for a good ten minutes and nobody came and asked “May I help you” so we left. On another occasion I was on my lunch hour again I went in there for something to eat, not once did anybody came and ask “May I help you”. I felt as if I was a foreigner in my own country, my nephew asked why were we treated like that? I could not even explain it to him, I simply said that is how some people are. I told him he just experienced racial prejudice in our own country where we were born.

The story does not end there, I went there a third time and thou and behold only three people were in that restaurant (this is after Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis made the announcement that by December 31, 2017, all illegals must go) they are in hiding, they need to go also.

Let me end with this, the word of God says in 1 Corinthians 3: 18 “Do not deceive yourselves, if any of you think you are wise by the standard of this age” In verse 19 it states “God catches the wise in their craftiness”. Bahamians please, please, please stop selling out your country for couple dollars in the Bible people like you all are called “greedy and swindlers”

“I love my country The Bahamas, let us preserve our heritage The Bahamas for Bahamians”.



November, 2017.


OldFort2012 4 years, 9 months ago

Illegals need to be deported. Period. There is no more to be said about that part of it.

Here comes the next part.

I, like the author, like Asian food. I think it is a positive for this country to have restaurants from the Philippines, Thailand, China, etc.

There has to be a path to legalising the position of these people who certainly contribute to the cultural diversity and economic offer of Nassau. This can be done through quotas. Do we want 5 restaurants? OK, 20 work permits should be enough. That will be the quota. No one can tell me that 20 Asian chefs is going to swamp us.

But no, our Immigration Laws are so antiquated and the Immigration Department is so inefficient that they can't do anything in a reasonable amount of time. If they could pull their finger out, we probably would not have half the number of illegals here, for they would have a legal status.


jamaicaproud 4 years, 9 months ago

Ok question? How can you run a successful tourist industry with quota's on restaurants? People want food options, and not by name, but by authenticity. When I travel, if I want Chinese, I expect to see Chinese in the back cooking, same with Italian, not the fake Olive Garden stuff. If one wants an international destination, then one has to have an international mindset.


sheeprunner12 4 years, 9 months ago

The illegal Mexicans, Nigerians(Africans), Jamaicans, Guyanese, Filipinos, Russians, Eastern Europeans, Peruvians, Chinese, Indians, Brazilians, Cubans, Dominicans, etc. etc. must also be deported ........... We should not tolerate them because they may not be black and speak Creole ..............They are as serious a threat to our country as the ubiquitous Haitians ........ the mere fact that they create enclaves that restrict or prevent Bahamians from socializing freely is a serious socialization issue ........... They want to be in our country ON THEIR OWN TERMS.


Economist 4 years, 9 months ago

It should be added that because we have not dealt with those who are entitled to be in The Bahamas we have segregated the Haitians into enclaves by telling them that, though they might feel Bahamian, we are saying that they are foreign.

We are very much to blame for the enclaves.


My2cents 4 years, 9 months ago

What may have started out as people surrounding themselves with others who speak the same language and shared culture spiraled into generations insulating themselves from Bahamian society. Their kids are raised this way, and are Haitian in every regard except when it's beneficial. They make the choice not to integrate and this what keeps them Haitian in the Bahamas (even with legal status).


DDK 4 years, 9 months ago

How right you are No Name!


screwedbahamian 4 years, 9 months ago

It should not matter the colour of your skin and or what country you are from, if you are breaking the laws of the Bahamas by being here illegally, you need to be rounded up at the least expense to the country and DEPORTED, DEPORTED IMMEDIATELY, and given notice to NOT return again. PERIOD. They should not expect or receive any kind of " Judicial due process " that should only be reserved for Citizens and law abiding Foreigners here legally. When you enter the country illegally, you give up any rights to that country's Judicial process of law because you have no legal rights to be here. PERIOD. The government need to govern and send the message LOUD AND CLEAR to citizens of other country especially, countries in the Caribbean, that the Bahamas is a country of Law and order and don't come here illegally and expect a " CAKE RIDE".


jamaicaproud 4 years, 9 months ago

What you are talking is a violation of UN Bill of rights. Everyone SHOULD be accorded due process regardless of status, else you cease to be a country of law and order. You support lack of process, one day the state will turn against you. Please don't waste your time sending insults about me going to fix Jamaica. I have said what I have said.


DDK 4 years, 9 months ago

The so-called UN Bill of rights is violated by the great U.S. of A. and other countries every day and no-one gives a flying hoot. I agree with screwedbahamian and have to say tuff titty!


sheeprunner12 4 years, 9 months ago

Do you find Out Island enclaves in Nassau or Freeport??? ....... Are there neighbourhoods where only Androsians, Exumians, Cat Islanders or Abaconians live - and do not want or allow other islanders to live on their street or in their neighbourhood????? ....... Personally, I have heard that Johnson Road is a Sheeprunners' enclave ........ Watsayu??????????

Where are the Out Island enclaves in Nassau????????? Where are the Chinese, Jamaican, Mexican, Cuban etc. enclaves in Nassau ........ We know where the 40 Haitian shanty towns are.


jamaicaproud 4 years, 9 months ago

This writer is angry. Better calm down. I am sure you get good service good service at the Patty shop and Jerk Stand. I have no clue why you ranred and raved about Jamaicans when it was Filipinos who disrespected you. Maybe it was just bad customer service.

It's obvious they don't teach history in your schools. If so, can you explain what is a pure born Bahamian..¿ Let me schol you. The Bahamas, Turks and the Florida keys were never exploited during slavery, and it's residents are an amalgamation of traffic south from US, and North especially from Haiti thru Inagua. Relax and enjoy life allow diversity. Of course if citizenship is denied to people they will congregate with each other.


ThisIsOurs 4 years, 9 months ago

The argument about Bahamians coming from somewhere else so we should accept anyone who comes is a straw man argument. If we believe "any" theory of creation everybody but the African come from somewhere else. The real issue "everywhere" is, is there room for more, can the country sustain more. The Bahamas cannot, not now. The "illegal" immigrants here now need to go and the flow needs to stop.

If our economy was good, if there weren't a big unemployment problem, if illegal immigrants weren't building up slum cities, if we weren't at junk status with zero growth I don't believe people would be complaining (for the most part) .


Bahamas2018 4 years, 8 months ago

What I am not understanding is why don't these people go to their homeland and build it up for themselves???? Why come and exhaust all that belongs to another country and parade around your national flags. It makes no sense!!! They can't go to any other country and do that. How is it that Filipinos can come to our homeland and make us feel unwelcomed. There has to be some understanding when it comes to operating a foreign business on the soil of the Bahamas, this land belongs to us, and if you have a problem doing business with us, then you need to close up shop and leave!!! I know, if the tables were turned they would think the same. You can't have every Tom, Dick, and Harry coming into your land and treating you like you are the foreigner... no way!


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