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            [post_content] => The Bahamas government has announced that as of the 1st of November, all non-nationals residing in the country will have to show legit documentation that they were permitted to live or work in the country.

Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell stated that while the Perry Christie administration had outlined the new immigration policy plan earlier this year and allowed the concerned to make their comments, there is "nothing that has come back by way of feedback on the policies indicates that there is a need to change that administrative starting date."

“The date will therefore stand as the commencement date of the policy,” Mr. Mitchell said, adding that that policy stands for all immigrants.

“It is generic in nature. It seeks only to better ensure that the people who live and reside in The Bahamas have the lawful authority to do so, either because they are citizens of The Bahamas or they have permits to reside or work here”.

The great number of illegal Haitians and Cubans entering the country has had the Bahamas in distress in the recent years. Time and time again the government held meetings to discuss ways in which they could go about ending the inflow of the illegal migrants, whom use the country as a means of getting into the United States.

Mitchell continued declaring that the authorities "with immediate effect…are no longer accepting applications for first time applicants for residence or work permits from those who have no legal status in The Bahamas."

“Those persons also will no longer be able simply to demonstrate that they have departed The Bahamas. This is in response to the increased suspicion of fraud in connection with these applications."

"In order for such a first time application to be processed, where the individual has no legal status in The Bahamas, the applicant must be seen and certified as having been seen by an officer of the nearest Bahamian embassy if there is no Bahamian embassy in the applicant’s home country. The embassies are in a position to process these certifications."

He stated that the non-Bahamians residing in the country will be required to present a passport of their nationality and evidence that they have permission to live or work in The Bahamas as of the 1st of November.

"This may represent a broad class of people. I wish to remind the public that the constitution of The Bahamas does not give citizenship at birth to those born here of foreign parents. Those children have a right to apply at their 18th birthday and before their 19th birthday for citizenship of The Bahamas."

“Up to the time they are granted citizenship, in law they are not Bahamian citizens. This means that these people will be required to have a residence permit to reside lawfully in The Bahamas.”

Mr. Mitchell also added that there will be no exception, a part from stateless persons and that the authorities anticipate that “in the case of one national group it may take administratively some three months to meet and process that demand and for the Department of Immigration to process the volume of applications for resident permits.

“In the case of a stateless individual, the government will provide an identity document but otherwise the practice of issuing certificates of identity is to cease on 1st November. When the currency of existing certificates of identity expires, they will not generally be reissued or renewed.”

“In any event, we expect that by 15th January 2015, most people will have complied with this requirement and certainly that children will have complied for the start of the school term in 2015. If any citizen has a difficulty, they should contact their local embassy for assistance with particular problems.”

He asserted that the new policies are for the general good and they will provide a more secure form of documentation for all who work and live in the Bahamas.

“I would therefore urge all citizens residing lawfully in The Bahamas to comply with these new measures," he advised. "Those who are not here lawfully should expect increased vigilance and enforcement on the part of the law enforcement authorities in The Bahamas."
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Bahamas Immigration Minister Takes A Grip Of Illegal Immigration

October 25, 2014
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The Bahamas government has announced that as of the 1st of November, all non-nationals residing in the country will have to show legit documentation that they were permitted to liv...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => The former coach of the West Indies Cricket team, Ottis Gibson recently stated that he was fired over a telephone call by the Cricket team's board president Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron, contradicting the statements made by his previous employers.

When Gibson was relieved of his position in August, the West Indies Cricket Board stated that the two parties ended the association on a mutual agreement basis. Gibson however later dismissed the statement made by the board, according to a report published by the Jamaica Observer. He said that he was dismayed by the liberation that was done over a telephone conversation by president Cameron, and was told that the players had lost confidence in him.

Gibson accepted the post of becoming the West Indies Cricket team coach in 2010, with his contract also being renewed last year.

His departure was revealed on the eve of a series against Bangladesh involving two-test matches and One Day Internationals (ODI).

He led the team the team to victory two years ago in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

 
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Gibson Says He Was Sacked By The West Indies Cricket Board

October 24, 2014
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            [post_content] => Recently on Pinterest, Jamaica was ranked as one of the most-pinned places on Earth by international travellers. The country was place at #14 out of 30 being the only Caribbean island to make the list.

Alongside other famous destinations on the planet such as the Eiffel Tower in France and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Jamaica's spot on the chart was secured by the Cave Resort after it received over 750 million pins from visitors from all over the world.

The breath-taking destination boasts two acres of seafront and a virtual museum of fossilized marine life in the honeycomb cliff walls. On the scenic West End in Negril, the popular haven stands supported by the limestone cliff and nearby its seven-mile beach.

Accommodations at the Cave Resort include twelve one and two bedroom cliffside cottages and suites, along with a luxurious four-bedroom villa, all on a secluded 10-acre property.

Visitors are allowed to enjoy dining in gazebos or in a private cave, chilling at The Blackwell Rum Bar, as well as relaxing in a salt-water swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. There is also a special attraction, the Aveda Amenity Spa, that was also recently voted as one of the "Top 5 Jamaican Spas" by Ocean Magazine because of its great ocean views and other interests.

Check out the list of the top 30 destinations that gained more than 750 million place pins on Pinterest below.
  1. Paris, France
  2. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  3. London, England
  4. New York City, U.S.A.
  5. Abraham Lake, Canada
  6. The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  7. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  8. Central Park, New York
  9. Taormina, Italy
  10. Venice, Italy
  11. Glacier National Park, Montana
  12. Rome, Italy
  13. The Crags, Australia
  14. The Caves Resort, Negril, Jamaica
  15. Barcelona, Spain
  16. Ennis Bluebonnet Festival, Texas
  17. Brooklyn Bridge, New York
  18. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
  19. Prague, Czech Republic
  20. Viewpoint Ingang Jachthaven Reitdiep, Groningen, Netherlands
  21. Bagan, Mynamar
  22. Big Ben, London
  23. Budapest, Hungary
  24. Westminster Abbey, London
  25. Portknockie, Scotland
  26. Istanbul, Turkey
  27. Santorini, Greece
  28. Florence, Italy
  29. Yosemite National Park, California
  30. Masjid Putra, Malaysia
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Jamaica Listed As One Of The 30 Most-Pinned Destinations On Earth

October 23, 2014
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Recently on Pinterest, Jamaica was ranked as one of the most-pinned places on Earth by international travellers. The country was place at #14 out of 30 being the only Caribbean isl...Continue reading