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Trump fears

Trump fears

An increasing number of Barbadian Muslims had their United States visas revoked in recent weeks, while there has been an upsurge in the number of application denials, says secretary of the Barbados Muslim Association (BMA) Suleiman Bulbulia. And, following US president Donald Trump’s controversial executive banning travel to the US by citizens of seven predominantly […]

Immigration move on target

Immigration move on target

Work continues apace to have the Immigration Department relocated to the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc (BTI) car park on Princess Alice Highway in Bridgetown in June. The ground floor of the multimillion-dollar car park is to be transformed into office spaces, while the rest of it would remain as is. The Immigration Department is expected […]

Don’t accept bribes, immigration officers told

Don’t accept bribes, immigration officers told

Immigration officers are being warned they place the country in danger if they accept bribes or “look the other way” in exchange for personal gain. Addressing the start of a week-long customer service training programme Monday morning, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Division of Defence and Security Timothy Maynard urged the immigration workers to be humble, […]

No Shanique Myrie repeat, assures PM Stuart

No Shanique Myrie repeat, assures PM Stuart

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has promised that two recent reported incidents involving Jamaican travellers to Barbados will be fully investigated, but he is already insisting that that there will be no repeat of the Shanique Myrie “mistakes”. The Barbadian leader, who has responsibility for immigration, also assured his Jamaican counterpart Andrew Holness that if it […]

It’s wrong!

It’s wrong!

Jamaica has called on Barbados to respect the rights of its citizens, in the wake of recent complaints of ill-treatment levelled against immigration authorities in Bridgetown. During a town hall meeting at the Barbados Community College on Tuesday night, the Jamaican High Commissioner to Trinidad David Prendergast, who also has responsibility for Barbados, made specific […]