#Nassau, The Bahamas — STATEMENT FROM APRIL 17, 2020 —The Ministry is aware of an Eyewitness News clip of 15 April 2020, circulating in social, reporting that Bahamians in China are “fearful of ongoing racial discrimination”. In the clip there is a voice message supposedly of a Bahamian national who is expressing such concern.
The Ministry has not received any reports from any Bahamian citizen of racial discrimination being perpetrated against them in China. Bahamian officials at The Embassy of the Bahamas in Beijing, maintain regular contact with Bahamian students and residents in China through telephone and We Chat, the Chinese version of What’s App. As of today’s date, 17 April 2020, there were no reports of racial discrimination directed at our nationals.
If any Bahamian national is facing discrimination or any form of distress, or if anyone knows of such difficulties being experienced by Bahamian nationals in China, he or she should advise the Ministry or the Embassy in Beijing immediately so that the matter can be properly investigated
The Ministry continues to urge all Bahamians to work together and support each other during this difficult period of COVID 19.