Atlantis cries to the New York Times against new Immigration policy – Boy, we want see them try lift that property out of Paradise Island –
This is the Bahamas and Bahamians must be given a chance to work in their own country!
Nassau, Bahamas — Bahamas Press unequivocally and without dispute supports the decision by Minister of Immigration to put Bahamians First and create 10,000 new jobs for Bahamians.
As we wrote this week, one year later and little has been done to show up the ground and make certain Bahamians return back to work.
Right now one year later and hotel properties like Atlantis still backside-raping Bahamians telling the Immigration Dept. that they need 300 plus workers and how they cannot find one Bahamian out of the 33% of young unemployed Bahamians under 25yrs, who are now sitting home boiling Chinese noodles.
Right now thousands of Chinese, European, Australians and everyone else created in the earth are working at Baha Mar while the few Bahamians workers are being sent home.
Right now at Bimini Bay Resort Bahamians are being asked to submit resignation letters while under the cover of darkness and in the dead of night, Chinese workers are sailing into the port of Bimini – RIGHT INTO THE GOVERNMENT DOCK – and are showing up for work on the island.
Right now if you walk into the top floors of the RIU HOTEL there are foreign line staff employed to do the simple tasks that thousands of unemployed Bahamians can do right now!
WHERE IN THE HELL IS THE CHRISTIAN COUNCIL ON THIS? Talk bout oil drilling and gambling?
Almost everywhere you twist and turn in this small town foreigners are being hired and Bahamians fired or retired and not a damn person is speaking up for Bahamians, save Mitchell in his written Doctrine.
Bahamas Press just yesterday noticed an article “Paid hacks” at Atlantis planted in the New York Times.
The scathing piece represents the same views of the resort against the “Bahamians First” policy.
Many forget how in December of 2011, the UK government, who is apart of the EU by the way, began ordering out of its country nationals whose work permits had expired.
The David Cameron Government made it very clear that it was not prepared to make it a free for all entering the UK. A group of Bahamians assigned to the Tourism Office in the UK had to come home that year; and they were all working for The Bahamas Government.
All over the world, governments are putting their people first, yet Atlantis and some other properties, mussee believe dat Bahamians fool, eh?
The article published in the New York Times highlighted the same story published in the morning paper that does cuss its employees to a near death experience [The Tribune].
“We are dealing with this as privately as possible with the relevant authorities,” said George Markantonis, the managing director of Atlantis told the Times. “But we are extremely upset.”
But unlike the bias news reports in the Bahamas, the Times also published comments from Minister Mitchell who defended the crackdown on work permits as a way to encourage more companies to hire Bahamian workers.
“This applies from the top to the bottom. It applies to the bank, the newspaper and the industrial sector. It applies across the board,” he said at a news conference Monday. “It is a simple question. Is there a Bahamian available for this job? If there is a Bahamian available for this job, then a work permit will not be granted!.”
Bahamas Press believes this is the perfect time for ALL Bahamians to rally behind anyone in Government who is championing the fight for the unemployed and kick to the high heavens all who are against.
BP ga ask it again: Where are the new generation leaders who supports the Minister of Immigration with his newly-stated policy and belief “IN PUTTING BAHAMIANS FIRST!”