Wiredja Online News Logo

WiredJa Online News

Wiredja Online News Logo

WiredJa Online News

Bahamians issues advisory for nationals travelling to the United States

NASSAU, Bahamas, Jul 8, CMC – The Bahamas government Friday urged nationals to exercise caution if they intend travelling to the United States following the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas on Friday night.

The US authorities said that seven other police officers were shot and wounded as the lone sniper shot at police white police officers in retaliation for the deaths of black people by police officers in recent days.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had taken note of  the  recent  tensions  in some American  cities  over  shootings  of young  Black  males by policemen.

Bahamsas coat of arms“We wish to  advise  all  Bahamians  travelling  to  the  US  but  especially  to the  affected cities  to exercise  appropriate caution  generally.  In particular young males are asked to exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police.

“Do not be confrontational and cooperate. If there is any issue please allow consular for the Bahamas to deal with the issues. Do not get involved in political or other demonstrations under any circumstances and avoid crowds,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

It said that as the island commemorates its 43rd anniversary of political independence from Britian this weekend “many Bahamians will no doubt use the opportunity to travel, in particular to destinations in the United States.

“While it is prudent for travellers to conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times, in light of recent episodes of involving police officers and young black men in the United States, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration wishes to advise the Bahamian Public to exercise due care and attention especially when travelling to particular cities in the United States.”

Last modified onSaturday, 09 July 2016 08:56

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.