CONDOLENCES TO THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE DORIAN

Posted on: September 3, 2019

I,  Clarence Alexander Russell, Director of Immigration, offer my sincerest condolences to all family members, friends and comrades who are experiencing the tremendous loss of any loved ones due to the recent natural disaster that has afflicted the islands of The Bahamas.

As media reports confirm, our nation and indeed the severely desolated islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco are facing unprecedented challenges. This really hits home for us as we, the Department of Immigration, have combined efforts with other law enforcement search and rescue initiatives to continue to seek out the missing, inclusive of some of our own staff members who reside on either island. I commend the extreme efforts of Mr. Chedville Adams on Grand Bahama, Vasco Johnson on the Island of Grand Bahama (both Senior Immigration Officers) and so many other outstanding and dedicated Immigration Officers, who selflessly braved the elements to save lives. Despite such trying times, I still proclaim “To GOD JEHOVAH be the Glory” for the great things he continues to do for our Agency, Our Families and indeed our Nation. I fervently pray that GOD JEHOVAH continue to bless The Commonwealth of The Bahamas!

– Director C. Alexander Russell

All News

112 HAITIAN NATIONALS REPATRIATED FROM NEW PROVIDENCE

On today’s date, a Bahamasair flight departed Lynden Pindling International Airport at 8:07AM. enroute to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a total of (112) Haitian nationals escorted by a team of Law Enforcement Officers. This group included (91) Males and (21) Females. The Immigration team was led by Mr. Denaj Wilchombe Gr. II Immigration Officer along with…

56 FOREIGN NATIONALS APPREHENDED IN NEW PROVIDENCE

On Tuesday, 8th October 2019, at approximately 6:00 PM an operation commenced on New Providence which resulted in the arrest of (56) Haitian nationals. After processing, a total of (40) persons were committed to the Carmichael Road Detention Center. This group included (13) Males, (16) Females and (11) minors. These persons are expected to be…

112 HAITIAN NATIONALS REPATRIATED FROM NEW PROVIDENCE

On Wednesday, 28th August, 2019, a joint team of Law Enforcement Officers departed Lynden Pindling International Airport at 7:30A.M. en-route to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a total of (112) Haitian nationals under Deportation Order onboard a Bahamasair flight. This group included (93) Males and (19) Females. The exercise was led by Mr. Andrew Gittens, Gr. I…

98 HAITIAN NATIONALS APPREHENDED IN THE EXUMA CHAIN

On Sunday 25th August 2019 a vessel was intercepted by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force approximately 1:45P.M. 17 miles Northwest of Highbourne Cay in the Exuma chain with (98) Haitian nationals onboard. This group, consisting of (78) Males, (15) Females and (5) minors were subsequently turned over to Bahamas Immigration Department and escorted to Carmichael…

13 HAITIAN NATIONALS APPREHENDED DURING OPERATION

On Friday August 16th, 2019, (13) Haitian nationals inclusive of (7) Males and (6) Females were apprehended during an operation conducted by the Enforcement Unit led by Harold Thurston, Chief Immigration Officer. This operation commenced at approximately 5:30 P.M. and was carried out in the Central and Eastern districts of New Providence. The subjects were…