US and Bahamian Officials Visit Exuma for Operation Thunderball

On May 17, US Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers, Minister of National Security, The Hon. Marvin Dames, Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Tellis Bethel and Commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF)  Anthony Ferguson traveled to the island of Exuma for “Operation Thunderball.”  The training exercise supports Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates Nearly $250,000 in Ballistics Protective Gear to Bahamian Law Enforcement

On February 15, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Denver Herren presented the Royal Bahamas Police Force Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ferguson, and his team with over $245,000 worth of new ballistic vests, gear, uniforms, and equipment for several RBPF units to protect them in the line of duty. At the handover ceremony, the Chargé d’ Affaires highlighted ...
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Remarks – US Embassy Donates $250K in Ballistics Protective Gear to RBPF

Official remarks by U.S. Charge d’Affaires James Denver Herren Good Morning. Today I am pleased and honored to mark this official presentation and handover of ballistics protective gear and other equipment to the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.  This equipment is being transferred to the RBPF to ...
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Remarks – Official Ceremony for Safeboat Handover to RBPF

Good morning.  Today I am delighted to officially present two 41-foot Apostle Marine Interceptors, built by SafeBoats International, to the Government of The Bahamas. These state-of-the art vessels are being transferred to the Marine Support Services Unit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force to increase its capacity for interdiction operations under Operation Bahamas, Turks and ...
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U.S. and Bahamian Officials Participate in a Formal Handover of Two New Safeboats for the RBPF

On Thursday, February 18, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson and Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage participated in the formal handover of two new police interceptor vessels built by Safeboats International for the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) Marine Support Services Unit.  The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section donated ...
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Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos Officials Receive Joint Operations Interdiction Award

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, the U.S. Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) and The Interdiction Committee (TIC) traveled to New Providence to present the 2013 USIC Award in the Joint Operations category to Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT).  OPBAT is the first-ever recipient of the prestigious award in this category.  The annual USIC awards recognize significant ...
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