Officers of the department of immigration walked off their jobs in Nassau and Grand Bahama Friday May 2, in protest of working conditions, promotion and security concerns. What concerns Bahamas Press is the fact that the entire country these days is concerned about security, particularly from the hundreds of illegal immigrants that have taken over corporate and low skilled labour jobs throughout the country. Our photo (above) presents workers in Grand Bahamas protesting.
State Minister Elma Campbell (below) met with media outside the department headquarters building. Minister Campbell stated that she was unaware of any concerns by the department and stated that members of the department know of established protocols if there were concerns. Minister Campbell had to be escorted under heavy guard as she made entry into the department building. Protesters shouted, “IT AIN’T LONG NOW!” as the state minister passed by.
State Minister with responsibility of the department of immigration speaking with reporters outside the office complex.