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Foolish! Bahamas dismisses call for boycott of country

Published:Tuesday | November 11, 2014 | 1:13 PM

The Bahamian government is dismissing as foolish and baseless a call made by a Florida State representative to boycott the CARICOM country over its immigration policy.



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it also deplores the comments made by Daphne Campbell who spoke out on the issue at a press conference yesterday.



Campbell is reported as calling on all cruises and all tourists, to make sure every industry boycotts The Bahamas to end discrimination against Haitian children.



Last weekend the US-based Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights said it was also concerned about the discriminatory use of the new immigration policies implemented in The Bahamas.



The center said it had received information that immigration officials conducted massive raids and arrests in Haitian communities in The Bahamas and have increased their presence around public schools with large populations of students born to immigrant parents.



In September, the Bahamian government warned persons without the requisite documents would be arrested, charged and deported.



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