Exodus by Senior Officers in the Department of Immigration as Staff is Set to Take Government to Court

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Jack Thompson alongside Minister Brent Symonette. Troble is brewing in the department

Nassau, BahamasBahamas Press is following a developing story unfolding out of the Department of Immigration as officers expressed their disgust of poor management within the department.

Senior officers are threatening to send the Ingraham Government before the courts over a pay dispute, a battle, which will result in another defeat by the government. Readers should note the Ingraham Government has lost every action brought against them since coming to power in 2007.

We have learnt senior officers headed by puppet Director, Jack Thompson, have broken the law by refusing to pay workers their contracted salaries for overtimes and time spent while working on holidays.

“The government of the Bahamas should not be so bold in breaking the law! What we see happening within the organization is this; At times when it is beneficial for the government, they pay the salaries according to contract and sometimes when it is not they refuse to pay according to our agreement. So we are taking the matter to court. What the government is doing cannot be right! What are we expected to do if we are being robbed by the government?” An irate officer at the centre of the dispute told BP.

The bad management by Director Thompson has also resulted in fallout within the department, and has ignited a mass exodus by senior officers. Some we are told, who have served in the government for the limit of 30 years, have requested retirement packages from the government.

“The situation is a messy one at a time when national security is under threat by an influx of foreigners, what we see happening is this; here is a situation where qualified, capable and committed men and women within the department are leaving in droves. It is a testament of the ‘Wutless’ leadership sitting at the top, which displays a disgusting level of incompetence.

A clear example of the breakdown underway in the ministry is with an officer stationed on Bimini. Bahamas Press has leant that officer had made requests of the government to be transferred to Nassau due to his failing health in order to monitor his condition.

“A request was made to the Director in January of 2010 to allow that officer transfer into Nassau. The request was denied. Further following the officer’s six months stay, he made a second request to the Director, again that request to be transferred was denied. This officer has health problems, and the administration is leaving the poor man out in the cold. Completely ignoring his requests,” a source in the department said.

BP has learnt that officer stationed in Bimini has since requested early retirement effective January 10, 2011. He will demit office after serving more than 30 years at Immigration.

BPSU President, John Pinder

“The situation is dire BP, senior officers have requested transfer out of immigration and line staff, and junior officers are set to take the Director and the Minister to court to stop them from “THIEFIN” the workers’ money. There is trouble up in the department, and the house on Hawkins Hill appears to be crashing down. Perhaps BP its the voodoo of some at work,” the source said.

Meanwhile, WUTLESS union boss, John Pinder, has expressed not a pin drop on situation, but sources in the Cabinet Office have revealed to BP the situation in the department is being monitored, and the administration is expected to review Mr. Thompson this year.

In early November sources in the OPM reported that Jack Thompson was the likely candidate for the top job as PS in the Office of the Prime Minister a promotion to say the least. Current PS, David Davis, is set to replace current Cabinet Secretary, Anita Bernard, who is set for retirement.

Large Sections of Haiti moves to the Bahamas at a time when the Department of Immigration is in a meltdown.

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  1. THE MOVIE HOTEL RWANDA SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN NO ONE SEES IT COMING. Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group, causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.The CPPCG was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 9 December 1948 and came into effect on 12 January 1951 (Resolution 260 (III)). It contains an internationally-recognized definition of genocide which was incorporated into the national criminal legislation of many countries, and was also adopted by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Convention (in article 2) defines genocide: any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: (a) Killing members of the group;(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. – Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Article II. For genocide to happen, there must be certain preconditions. Foremost among them is a national culture that does not place a high value on human life. A totalitarian society, with its assumed superior ideology, is also a precondition for genocidal acts.In addition, members of the dominant society must perceive their potential victims as less than fully human: as “pagans,” “savages,” “uncouth barbarians,” “unbelievers,” “effete degenerates,” “ritual outlaws,” “racial inferiors,” “class antagonists,” “counterrevolutionaries,” and so on. In themselves, these conditions are not enough for the perpetrators to commit genocide. To do that—that is, to commit genocide—the perpetrators need a strong, centralized authority and bureaucratic organization as well as pathological individuals and criminals. Also required is a campaign of vilification and dehumanization of the victims by the perpetrators, who are usually new states or new regimes attempting to impose conformity to a new ideology and its model of society.8 Stages of Genocide and Characteristics Preventive measures 1.Classification People are divided into “us and them”. “The main preventive measure at this early stage is to develop universalistic institutions that transcend… divisions.” 2.Symbolization “When combined with hatred, symbols may be forced upon unwilling members of pariah groups…” “To combat symbolization, hate symbols can be legally forbidden as can hate speech”. 3.Dehumanization “One group denies the humanity of the other group. Members of it are equated with animals, vermin, insects or diseases.” “Local and international leaders should condemn the use of hate speech and make it culturally unacceptable. Leaders who incite genocide should be banned from international travel and have their foreign finances frozen.” 4.Organization “Genocide is always organized… Special army units or militias are often trained and armed…” “The U.N. should impose arms embargoes on governments and citizens of countries involved in genocidal massacres, and create commissions to investigate violations” 5.Polarization “Hate groups broadcast polarizing propaganda…” “Prevention may mean security protection for moderate leaders or assistance to human rights groups…Coups d’état by extremists should be opposed by international sanctions.” 6.Preparation “Victims are identified and separated out because of their ethnic or religious identity…” “At this stage, a Genocide Emergency must be declared. …” 7.Extermination “It is “extermination” to the killers because they do not believe their victims to be fully human.” “At this stage, only rapid and overwhelming armed intervention can stop genocide. Real safe areas or refugee escape corridors should be established with heavily armed international protection.” 8.Denial “The perpetrators… deny that they committed any crimes…” “The response to denial is punishment by an international tribunal or national courts.

  2. WHERE IS THE SENSE OF REASONING AND WHO HAS EYES TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE MIDST OF A ONCE PEACEFUL NATION. The level of covetousness has increase wrecking havoc on the Bahamas. The criminal mindset of persons irregardless of colour and creed has turned integrity into a rare commodity of which the country needs badly. Sure when a person works they are to be paid especially if their mental health would be affected by the mere insult of a christmas dream withheld intentionally. IMMIGRATION OFFICERS ARE NOT THE PEOPLE TO INSULT OR TREAT UNKINDLY IF THE MENTAL STATE OF AUTHORITIES ARE IN GOOD ORDER. The Turks And Caicos have been spared this very plight of her people and so not following independence with the Bahamas she alone is a testament of what happens to countries where promises of hope and intent of selfishness end up with major atrocities as what is unfolding now. Sure seems like an occultic plan to make these officers walk off their jobs by affecting their health in such a way that they are stressed out if they are not the corrupt ones taking pennies for documents as so many others in the corrupted system thus turning it over into the hands of others who care only for the economic empowerment of themselves at the expense of everyone else.CERTAINLY IF THERE IS TO BE AN INSIGHT INTO WHAT WOULD BE A WARNING FROM WHAT IS PRESENTING ITSELF THE INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL SECURITY CODE LEVEL SEEM RED HOT VOLCANO BUBBLING LAVA ERUPTING AT THIS HOUR WITHIN THE GATEWAY TO THE REST OF THE WORLD. THE RED LIGHT FLASHING ALERT SURFACES WHEN IMMIGRATION IS UNHAPPY INDICATES ALL GATES TO THE COUNTRY IS AT RISK. COME ON WHAT SORT OF GAMES ARE YOU POLITICIANS PLAYING WITH THE LIFE OF CITIZENS, VISITORS AND INVESTORS WHEN TERRORISM IS A MAJOR RISK TO THE WORLD. Sure now is the time for BIN LADEN AND OTHER FACTORS OF EXTREMIST REGIMES TO GET CITIZENSHIP OR ARE THEY ALREADY LIVING IN PARADISE UNBEKNOWN TO MANY. A Nation for sale by Brian Ross on NBC painted LOP as a terrible person, now he is a saint dead witness to what has happened A NATION SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDERS WITH APARTHEID ON THEIR AGENDA [omitting Sol Kerner who has the interest of making something out of the people he met to keep his empire]. NOW WHAT. So Africa you have kept your nobles in fetters of iron and allowed those who know not the value of your people to rule over us. RISE UP PEOPLE OF NOBILITY DISGUISED AS COMMONERS AND TAKE YOUR PLACE IN THIS COUNTRY. DELIVER US FROM THE HANDS OF THE OPPRESSORS WHO ARE NOT WHITE BUT BLACK. GIVE US BACK OUR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN HUMANITY AND SET A PACE WHERE WE CAN CHANGE THE COURSE OF CONTRIBUTION FROM COVETOUSNESS WITH COMPETTION. MAKE THE BAHAMAS SAFE AGAIN, CALL OUT THOSE WHO USE THE OCCULT TO MAKE US QUIET BY TELLING THEM TO THEIR FACES THEIR ACTS ARE NOT INSPIRED. IT IS TIME NOW TO BE FAVOURED BECAUSE OUT OF THESE ISLES THE WOULD COME TO BE THE INSPIRATION FOR MANY NATIONS. As guardian of awareness BEGUILING A NATION AND THE WORLD has become a ray of hope that action speak louder than words. Without hospitality the economics of the country is in dire straits. Negligence is a crime to the degree it has unfolded.

  3. BRENT SYMONETTE AND HUBERT INGRAHAM PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR ACTIONS HAVE AFFORDED US ALL TO SEE THAT YOU STAND IN THE PLACE WHERE THE BAHAMAS IS BEHOLDING IN 2011 A BAHAMIAN GENOCIDE WITH APARTHEID. Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group, causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.The CPPCG was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 9 December 1948 and came into effect on 12 January 1951 (Resolution 260 (III)). It contains an internationally-recognized definition of genocide which was incorporated into the national criminal legislation of many countries, and was also adopted by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Convention (in article 2) defines genocide: any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: (a) Killing members of the group;(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. – Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Article II. For genocide to happen, there must be certain preconditions. Foremost among them is a national culture that does not place a high value on human life. A totalitarian society, with its assumed superior ideology, is also a precondition for genocidal acts.In addition, members of the dominant society must perceive their potential victims as less than fully human: as “pagans,” “savages,” “uncouth barbarians,” “unbelievers,” “effete degenerates,” “ritual outlaws,” “racial inferiors,” “class antagonists,” “counterrevolutionaries,” and so on. In themselves, these conditions are not enough for the perpetrators to commit genocide. To do that—that is, to commit genocide—the perpetrators need a strong, centralized authority and bureaucratic organization as well as pathological individuals and criminals. Also required is a campaign of vilification and dehumanization of the victims by the perpetrators, who are usually new states or new regimes attempting to impose conformity to a new ideology and its model of society.8 Stages of Genocide and Characteristics Preventive measures 1.Classification People are divided into “us and them”. “The main preventive measure at this early stage is to develop universalistic institutions that transcend… divisions.” 2.Symbolization “When combined with hatred, symbols may be forced upon unwilling members of pariah groups…” “To combat symbolization, hate symbols can be legally forbidden as can hate speech”. 3.Dehumanization “One group denies the humanity of the other group. Members of it are equated with animals, vermin, insects or diseases.” “Local and international leaders should condemn the use of hate speech and make it culturally unacceptable. Leaders who incite genocide should be banned from international travel and have their foreign finances frozen.” 4.Organization “Genocide is always organized… Special army units or militias are often trained and armed…” “The U.N. should impose arms embargoes on governments and citizens of countries involved in genocidal massacres, and create commissions to investigate violations” 5.Polarization “Hate groups broadcast polarizing propaganda…” “Prevention may mean security protection for moderate leaders or assistance to human rights groups…Coups d’état by extremists should be opposed by international sanctions.” 6.Preparation “Victims are identified and separated out because of their ethnic or religious identity…” “At this stage, a Genocide Emergency must be declared. …” 7.Extermination “It is “extermination” to the killers because they do not believe their victims to be fully human.” “At this stage, only rapid and overwhelming armed intervention can stop genocide. Real safe areas or refugee escape corridors should be established with heavily armed international protection.” 8.Denial “The perpetrators… deny that they committed any crimes…” “The response to denial is punishment by an international tribunal or national courts.

  4. freethinka u need to check out freeport its worst. there is one active officer in the enforcement unit in freeport,and the one in charge of that area is in the gambling house with the government car parked outside at least 5 hours out of his eight workin hours. but what is worst the government has authorize foreign works to work on a vopak project on the jettie with out work permits.

    • Old man that is nothing new. This government has proven FOREIGN is Better. The DPP – Foreign, The Head a COB – FOREIGN, The appointment on the Court of Appeals – Foreign, The Director of Works – Foreign, The head of URCA – Foreign, The lead man in the Lands Department – Foreign, Selling of 51% of BTC – Foreign and the list is long. ALL DONE in three years by this WUTLESS FNM Government.

      They have no fate in Bahamians!

      WE NEED CHANGE!

      BP

  5. ingRUM, bRENT & no policy for the Department of Immigration to carry out the law of the land, have this country JACK {hompson} right up!!!

    JACKIE boy how dumb it is to only have seven officers on the ground in the Department of Immigration to do the mammoth task of riddance of illegal migrants from Bahamian territory?

    Why is it the remaining 250 odd immigration officers are in the department to regularize and greet foreigners illegal and legal?

    Why in the hell CRIMINALS IN THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ALLOW A BOATLOAD OF HAITIANS THAT ARRIVED YESTERDAY ILLEGALLY IN EXUMA, BE BROUGHT TO NASSAU AND NOT SHIPPED STRAIGHT TO HAITI {CHOLERAVILLE} TELLING BAHAMIANS THEY TREATED THEM FOR CHOLERA, NOW THEY AT THE DETENTION CENTRE LIVING LIKE KINGS AND QUEENS…

    DUMB STUPID {CURSE} HOLES WITH THEIR NUMB SKULLS IN THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY {CURSE} ING THE BAHAMAS RIGHT UP.

    THE PLAGUE THAT IS THE PRESENT LEADER OF THIS ONCE PRISTINE BAHAMAS, SHOULD BE PRESCRIBED THE HARSHEST PENALTY THE CONSTITUTION HAVE TO OFFER!!!!

    How many times the fnm gOVERNMENT will prove how corrupt it is, by breaking the law, to appease criminals who illegally breech Bahamian Territorial boarders, by setting criminals from haiti free, any means necessary every time possible!

    2,136 persons deported for the year 2010 the lowest number of persons deported in decades, a damn right disgrace!!!

    Thousands of illegal criminals from Haiti was granted status, residency and or citizenship in 2010.

    Over 2000 persons were given belongers rights by a filthy corrupt ingRUM administration against the official Law of the land {The Constitution of the Bahamas} for the Constitution says any law corruptly contrived by Pirates that go against the document of The Constitution are null and void!!!

    Tyrannical leaders such as the ones that occupy the House of Assembly presently would have a bitter fate if the word of the Constitution is carried out…

    The remedy for treason is clearly stated in the Constitution… Death for Treason is the prescription mandated in the supreme Law document of the land!!

  6. INGRUM, bRENT & no policy for the Department of Immigration to carry out the law of the land, have this country JACK {hompson} right up!!!

    JACKIE boy how dumb it is to only have seven officers on the ground in the Department of Immigration to do the mammoth task of riddance of illegal migrants from Bahamian territory?

    Why is it the remaining 250 odd immigration officers are in the department to regularize and greet foreigners illegal and legal?

    Why in the hell CRIMINALS IN THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ALLOW A BOATLOAD OF HAITIAN THAT ARRIVED YESTERDAY ILLEGALLY IN EXUMA, BE BROUGHT TO NASSAU AND NOT SHIPPED STRAIGHT TO HAITI {CHOLERAVILLE} TELLING BAHAMIANS THEY TREATED THEM FOR CHOLERA, NOW THEY AT THE DETENTION CENTRE LIVING LIKE KINGS AND QUEENS…

    DUMB STUPID {CURSE} HOLES WITH THEIR NUMB SKULLS IN THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY {CURSE} ING THE BAHAMAS RIGHT UP.

    THE PLAGUE THAT IS THE PRESENT LEADER OF THIS ONCE PRISTINE BAHAMAS, SHOULD BE PRESCRIBED THE HARSHEST PENALTY THE CONSTITUTION HAVE TO OFFER!!!!

    How many times the fnm gOVERNMENT will prove how corrupt it is, by breaking the law, to appease criminals who illegally breech Bahamian Territorial boarders, by setting criminals from haiti free, any means necessary every time possible!

    2,136 persons deported for the year 2010 the lowest number of persons deported in decades, a damn right disgrace!!!

    Thousands of illegal criminals from Haiti was granted status, residency and or citizenship in 2010.

    Over 2000 persons were given belongers rights by a filthy corrupt ingRUM administration against the official Law of the land {The Constitution of the Bahamas} for the Constitution says any law corruptly contrived by Pirates that go against the document of The Constitution are null and void!!!

    Tyrannical leaders such as the ones that occupy the House of Assembly presently would have a bitter fate if the word of the Constitution is carried out…

    The remedy for treason is clearly stated in the Constitution… Death for Treason is the prescription mandated in the supreme Law document of the land!!

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