August 28, 2013
Carmichael Road Detention Centre
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MIAMI-based Cuban exile group The Democracy Movement plans to stage a ‘silent protest’ outside the Bahamas Consulate office in Miami on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
Rupert Missick Jr looks at the issues surrounding the Cuba detainees
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.
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.
CUBAN man claiming to have been in custody at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre says he was one of a group of detainees beaten.