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IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette.

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Amendments could place onus on those aiding illegal immigrants

AMENDMENTS to current immigration policies could place more of the onus on people aiding illegal migrants, according to Immigration Minister Brent Symonette.Defending the efforts of the Minnis administration in recent months to address the immigratio

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Bahamas 'must adapt' to global integration

THE country must adapt to global integration or lose out on its chance at a “Bahamian renaissance,” Immigration and Trade Minister Brent Symonette suggested yesterday.In a speech to open the Bahamas Economic Outlook conference, Mr Symonette said as a

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Don’t blame us - we warned you: Symonette says migrants had time to register

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette yesterday said there could be no excuse for the fate of unregularised migrants apprehended by increased enforcement measures, which he stated were already underway.

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‘Send illegals home by end of this week’

EMPLOYERS in the country have the remainder of this week to send all illegal employees home, Immigration Minister Brent Symonette warned yesterday as he signalled the Minnis administration’s “aggressive” campaign to clamp down on private businesses in the coming days.

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Gov’t unveils ‘fast track’ work permits

THE Government yesterday unveiled a ‘fast track’ process, targeted at specific industries, that will allow top foreign executives to enter the Bahamas without possessing work permits.

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Immigration Minister, Deputy PM looking at how to fund increased repatriation exercises

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest are looking at how to fund the increased repatriation exercises that will come in response to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ goal of more stringe

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Migrants crackdown ‘humane and caring’

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette yesterday insisted that the deadline threat for all irregular migrants to leave the country by year-end only sounded “draconian” but will be carried out as “humanely and caring” as possible.


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