Dana Smith reports:
Those who call for the introduction of a national identity card “must also understand there are civil liberty implications” that can arise as a result, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday.
Such implications, he explained, could include being stopped on the street at any time and asked by authorities to show a national ID card as proof of legal residency.
It was last Thursday that National Security Minister Bernard Nottage said “the time has come” for the country to consider the introduction of such a card, considering the Bahamas’ long-standing illegal migration problem.
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