Prime Minister David Thompson??
Government is moving swiftly to ensure that the public is fully apprised of the contents of its Green Paper on Immigration.
To this end, the Ministry of Labour and Immigration will be holding a series of Town Hall Meetings across the country, beginning next week Thursday, January 14, to explain the policy as contained in the Green Paper, and to seek input from the public.
Four Town Hall Meetings will be held at the following locations:?? Solidarity House, Barbados Workers’ Union, January 14; Christ Church Parish Church, Church Hall, January 28; Alexandra School, February 4; and, Princess Margaret Secondary School, February 11.
All meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m., and Prime Minister David Thompson is scheduled to address the first one at Solidarity House.
Senator Arni Walters, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Immigration, along with senior Immigration Department officials, will be present at each meeting.
It is expected that the public will be better informed about Government’s policy position on immigration matters, which will form the nucleus of the proposed White Paper and any revised legislation.
The Green Paper is currently available for perusal at the Immigration Department, Wharf Road, and the Government Printery on Bay Street, in addition to the main Public Library on Fairchild Street, the City, opposite Independence Square, and at all branch libraries across the island.
Persons may also view it on the Barbados Government Information Service’s web site, www.gisbarbados.gov.bb
Meanwhile, the Immigration Department is still inviting written input and comments from interested persons and public and private institutions as well as the wider public.