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Immigration Minister Brent Symonette.

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'Fred, stop suing': Symonette calls on QC to work with him to avoid court

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette wants Fred Smith to stop suing the government, insisting yesterday the outspoken human rights lawyer has made his point.

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Foreign workers - pay or go home

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette has urged work permit applicants holding letters of approval to finalise their payments or face deportation, revealing yesterday the Department of Immigration is presently owed some $5m in outstanding fees.

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‘Yes, we have a plan for migrants but I don’t want to go public with it yet’

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette was tightlipped yesterday over plans to address the anticipated wave of illegal migrants amid Haiti’s political unrest.

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DON’T RISK IT: Desperate Haitians told not to gamble with perilous voyage

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette has appealed to migrants contemplating the treacherous journey from Haiti to consider applying for work permits before risking their lives to enter The Bahamas illegally.

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20 new officers recruited to immigration unit

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette yesterday suggested it was difficult to investigate claims of bribery with cash as he encouraged the public to utilise the Department of Immigration’s new corruption unit.

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Post Office’s new landlord - Brent?

THE government is expected to bring a resolution to Parliament today which will allow the Minnis administration to rent facilities at the Town Centre Mall to house the General Post Office, a move that could bring an end to years of turmoil for workers at the facility and months of anguish for Bahamians that depend on its operations.

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Expat workers face visa fingerprinting

WORK permit holders will now be fingerprinted as the Department of Immigration continues to roll out its new digital system.


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