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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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New Facial Biometric Technology Will Make CBP Preclearance at LPIA more Efficient and Secure

Nassau, The Bahamas | December 7, 2020 Starting on December 9, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Preclearance operations at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau will introduce Simplified Arrival. Simplified Arrival uses facial comparison technology to make inspection easier and faster for travelers, and more secure and efficient for CBP officers and ...
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US Donates Additional $20K to COVID Fight in The Bahamas

On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau delivered $20,000 in additional equipment to help the fight against COVID-19 in The Bahamas. U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) donated six custom-made internal partitions for mobile shelters being used to screen COVID-19 patients, allowing them to better isolate patients and prevent the spread of the virus. U.S. ...
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United States Donates $3.6M in Modular Shelters, Rescue Boats, and Construction Materials for Hurricane Response in The Bahamas

The Embassy of the United States in Nassau delivered $3.6 million dollars-worth of modular shelters, medical evacuation boats, and construction materials to The Ministry for Disaster Preparedness, Management, and Reconstruction just in time for peak hurricane season. Chargé d’Affaires John McNamara delivered the donation to Minister for Disaster Preparedness, Management, and Reconstruction the Honourable Iram ...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires John McNamara Remarks on $3.6 Million Donation of Shelters, Boats, Supplies to The Bahamas

Chargé d’Affaires John McNamara Remarks (as prepared) for Delivery of $3.6 Million Donation of Modular Shelters, Rescue Boats, and Construction Supplies September 18, 2020 Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base in Coral Harbour The Honourable K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance; The Honourable Iram Lewis, Minister of Disaster Preparedness, Management, and Reconstruction; ...
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