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Carmichael Road Detention Centre

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Bahamian-born – but at risk for deportation

ACTING Immigration Director William Pratt said the Department of Immigration’s policy is to deport children born in The Bahamas to Haiti with their parents if those guardians lack legal status to be in this country.

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Three Cubans escape from detention

THREE Cuban men escaped from the Carmichael Road Detention Centre early Saturday morning, leading Director of Immigration William Pratt to warn the public of fines up to $10,000 and a maximum prison term of five years for anyone found harbouring illegal immigrants.

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Marines cleared of Cuban abuse ‘victimised’

ONE of five Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines previously accused of allegedly abusing a group of Cuban migrants at the Detention Centre in 2013 has claimed they have been “victimised” as a result of the allegations, charging that they have been overlooked for promotions and isolated to various “outposts” despite being cleared of all charges.

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Human rights concerns raised for immigrants and prisoners

THE US State Department maintained its spotlight on inefficiencies in the country’s “extremely backlogged” judicial system, mistreatment of migrants, and perceptions of impunity held by enforcement officials in its 2015 Human Rights Practices report.

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Immigration officer on leave after accusation

POLICE are investigating allegations of inappropriate conduct by an immigration officer towards a female detainee at the Detention Centre, the Department of Immigration said yesterday.

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Government says Detention Centre report is 'inaccurate' and 'strains credibility'

THE Bahamas Government regarded allegations supported in a report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) as "overstated and inaccurate", in a statement released yesterday.

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Commission asks Bahamas government to act on mistreatment claims

THE Government has two weeks to adopt precautionary measures set by the Organisation of American States’ human rights commission over alleged conditions at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.

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Cuban group to stage 'silent protest'

MIAMI-based Cuban exile group The Democracy Movement plans to stage a ‘silent protest’ outside the Bahamas Consulate office in Miami on Friday.

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Cuban group calls for rape investigation

THE leader of a Miami-based Cuban exile group has re-ignited calls for the government to launch a full investigation into allegations of sexual abuse made by a female Cuban detainee.

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Immigration officials won't investigate Cuban woman's rape claim 'unless she makes official complaint'

UNLESS the alleged victim files an official complaint, Immigration officials will not be investigating the claim that a Cuban woman was raped.

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Defence Force 'won't investigate' Cuban woman's rape claims

THE Defence Force will not investigate claims by a 24-year-old Cuban woman that she was raped and impregnated by one of its officers while at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.

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The Cuban detainees and the long-awaited revolution

Rupert Missick Jr looks at the issues surrounding the Cuba detainees

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'Cuban woman allegedly raped by RBDF officer, became pregnant at detention centre' - claim

A 24-YEAR-OLD Cuban woman was allegedly raped by a Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer and became pregnant while at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre, according to protesters in Miami.

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Defence Force will hold summary trial of marines implicated in Cuban abuse claims

THE Defence Force intends to move forward with a summary trial of the marines implicated in a brutal attack on unresisting Cuban detainees on June 13, The Tribune has learned.

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Cuban claims to have been 'almost killed' in detention centre beating

CUBAN man claiming to have been in custody at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre says he was one of a group of detainees beaten.


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