Foreign Affairs Minister of Haiti, Duly Brutus, is leaning toward common sense and cooperation to defuse the current crisis in the Bahamas in regard to the treatment of children born in the Bahamas to Haitian parents. He has taken a different route than that of Ms. Daphne Campbell who is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives who has called for a boycott of tourism in the Bahamas following the implementation of the new Immigration policies
Haiti pressured to process more quickly Passports for Immigrant Descendents in the Bahamas
Foreign Affairs Minister Duly Brutus has expressed concerns about children born of Haitian parents in the Bahamas. Photos have appeared of immigration officers seizing children left unattended by caretakers.
New immigration policies are putting an increased burden on the Haitian government to process the required Haitian passports for descendents of immigrants to remain in the Bahamas.
Human rights groups say new immigration policies unfairly target Haitian undocumented migrants.
As a new government was established to comply with the agreement reached at El Rancho Hotel, the population has noticed several new faces. Among the new members are Duly Brutus, Reginald Delva, Nesmy Manigat, Rudy Heriveaux, Lener Renauld, Joseph Patrick Sully, Monique Rosann, and Himler Rebu, just to name a few.
Duly Brutus replaced Pierre Richard Casimir by becoming Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship. Nesmy Manigat who was one of the members of the bipartisan Commission negotiating and forer Advisor to the Prime Minister, became Minister of National Education and Vocational Training.
Former Lavalas member, Mr. Rudy Heriveaux, was appointed Minister of Communication, replacing Josette Darguste.Former Director General of the Institute for the Protection of National Heritage (ISPAN), Monique Rosann replaced Josette Darguste as Minister of Culture. Former Major of FADH Lener Renauld was appointed Minister of Defense. Former colonel Himmler Rebu, was appointed Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action.