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Bahamas: CARDED AT BIRTH: NIB and Immigration Dept working on national ID card

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The National Insurance Board (NIB) is collaborating with the Department of Immigration to produce a card that will be issued at birth and indicate a person’s nationality, Minister of Public Service and National Insurance Brensil Rolle told Parliament today.

Rolle, the Garden Hills MP, while making his contribution in Parliament to the mid-year budget debate, stated: “What we would like to do is issue a card from birth so that we could follow you from the time you are born in The Bahamas using one identification number and one card.”

Rolle noted that the NIB card has widespread usage in the country.

“What we propose to do is have a card for anyone born in The Bahamas,” he said.

“They will get a card with a unique number. What the card will say is that you are born in The Bahamas. If you are Bahamian, your status will be Bahamian.

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