May 21, 2019
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday asserted there is “no evidence” China has any “hegemonic desires” on The Bahamas or any military desire against the United States. In a press conference held yesterday, the former minister of foreign affairs said all of the investments from China in The Bahamas are simply commercial investments, as he implored Bahamians to avoid “dog-whistles and racism and xenophobia”.
Maintaining The Bahamas is firmly within the “geopolitical ambit” of the United States, Mr Mitchell said the country should stay out of US-China relations and instead focus on negotiating for the best interest of Bahamians — such as visa-free access to the US and the ability for Bahamian students to work up to 10 years in the US working on a reciprocal basis...
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