General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command (NORAD and USNORTHCOM) made his first official visit to Grand Bahama.
The Bahamas: Politics
Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology recently received the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to The Bahamas, His Excellency Yuan Guisen in a courtesy call.
The Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States Department of Homeland Security made his first official visit to Nassau to hold high level bilateral discussions with senior Bahamian government officials on international aviation issues.
Continuing the U.S.-Bahamas partnership under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, United States Chargé d’Affaires John Dinkelman formally donated a 2014 Ford Expedition Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) to the Foreign Affairs and Immigration Ministry for use in Freeport.
The Immigration Department was accused of “systematically driving business from this country” with its heavy-handedness that appears to be developing into a trend.
With six months to go before the new Value Added Tax (VAT) system goes live, top officials and representatives from various government ministries and departments have begun training with international consultants.
In an effort to help eradicate violence against women, the U.S. Embassy invited a 15-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff’s Office to conduct a focused training session.
Melanie Griffin, Minister of Social Services and Community Development, thanked the Port Authority for their contribution to noteworthy efforts that have helped better the lives of the island’s residents.
Executives of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited and Grand Bahama Development Company welcomed Mohamed Abdulla Al-Rumaihi, Qatar Ambassador and Special Envoy to The Bahamas.