Continuing cooperation under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the United States Government and twelve CARICOM nations, including The Bahamas, recently partnered to implement the CBSI Digital Fingerprint Program to assist in regional crime fighting initiatives.
Topic: national security
Continuing U.S.-Bahamian partnership on issues of mutual concern, the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) partnered to provide ten Bahamian Police Force, Defense Force, Customs, and Immigration officers with advanced training on port security September 14-20 at the Port of Miami (PortMiami).
Military and security forces from around the Caribbean have joined the United States and Canada for maritime security and disaster response training as part of Exercise Tradewinds 2014.
The U.S. Embassy sponsored a 4-day study tour for 7 Bahamian officials to examine construction and bidding for security infrastructure in Lincoln, Nebraska in October.
Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said recently that the government must consider conducting searches of all vessels, including cruise ships, in an attempt to limit firearms being trafficked into the country.