US and Bahamas Sign Updated Search and Rescue Agreement

Nassau, The Bahamas | December 10, 2020 On 10 December 2020, after years of close cooperation, the United States Coast Guard, in coordination with the Departments of State and Transportation (including the Federal Aviation Administration) concluded a binding United States – Government of The Bahamas aeronautical and maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) agreement. This agreement …

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The White House Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit with Caribbean Leaders

The White House Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2019 Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit with Caribbean Leaders President Donald J. Trump will welcome the leaders of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia on Friday, March 22, 2019, …

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The Bahamas Maintains a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2017 Trafficking In Persons Report

On Tuesday, June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2017 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report.  The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. …

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United States Engagement in the Caribbean

The Department of State submitted a multi-year Caribbean strategy to Congress on June 19 that establishes a framework for enhancing the security and prosperity of the Caribbean through strengthened relations with the governments of the Caribbean, the Caribbean diaspora, the private sector, and civil society.  Congress mandated this strategy through the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement …

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