Bahamian Independence Day Message from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

On behalf of the Government of the United States, congratulations to the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on 44 years of independence. As the United States embarks on the U.S.-Caribbean Engagement Strategy, we reiterate our commitment to partnering with The Bahamas to build a safer and more prosperous Caribbean region.  Already our partnership ...
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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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Ministry of National Security Official Honored as a 2016 TIP Hero

This year, Ms. Karen Rigby, Under Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, was recognized as a 2016 TIP Report Hero. In her position, Ms. Rigby advises Bahamian defense and law enforcement agencies on policy and administrative matters, and chairs the government’s Trafficking in Persons Inter-Ministry Committee (TIP Committee). Under Ms. Rigby’s leadership as Chair, ...
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