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VIDEO UPDATE: First group of Mexican workers land in Abaco

70 Mexicans landed in Marsh Harbour, Abaco at 10:50am today to begin work on Baker’s Bay Resort.

The first group arrived on a Bahamasair ATR-72 from Nassau. After dropping them off, the aircraft returned to Lynden Pindling International Airport to transport the second group of foreign workers to Marsh Harbour.

The 118 Mexicans were granted work permits for Baker’s Bay Resort and arrived in The Bahamas at 4:30am on a Bahamasair flight from San Jose Del Cabo.

While cheap laborers out of Mexico are in Abaco rebuilding the ultra-luxurious resort for low wages, thousands of Bahamians are desperately searching for gainful employment.

Starfish Construction is owned by Bakers Bay. They are known for hiring the majority of foreigners instead of Bahamians to pay them less. This practice has also been adopted by foreign home owners, who are allowed to bring in foreign contractors and workers for construction jobs.

Bakers Bay got approval for 300 work permits. 135 permits have been issued so far.

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