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Counselling Services available to the public through Ministry of National Security, Christian Council and other partners

NASSAU, The Bahamas – “As we move towards this new school year we wish to highlight to the public that if you are under stress, if you feel that you have to react in a manner that may not be in accordance with the laws, if you feel at your wits’ end, there are resources available to you. There are many, many churches in this country; their doors are open,” said the Hon. Wayne Munroe, Minister of National Security. Minister Munroe made this appeal to the public at a press conference, August 19, 2022 at the Ministry of National Security, with stakeholders including the Bahamas Christian Council, civil society and the Ministry of Social Services to highlight the availability of help for individuals desirous of counselling. “We are here to bring to the attention of the public the partnership o...

NEMA/UNWFP conduct Emergency Response Equipment Workshop

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the United Nations World Food Programme recently collaborated to conduct an Emergency Response Equipment Training Workshop for First Responders from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and NEMA ’s In-house staff. The training was in partnership with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and USAID, and is expected to further enhance NEMA ’s response capabilities in the aftermath of a disaster and/or an emergency by providing local emergency response personnel with the advanced expertise to be able to quickly establish logistics hubs in order to more effectively receive, organize and distribute relief supplies to affected islands and/or persons in the event of a disaster and/or emerg...

Two Prison Chapels Re-Dedicated

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne Munroe and Permanent Secretary Cheryl Darville joined Acting Commissioner of the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) Doan Cleare at the Re-dedication of Chapels at the Maximum and Medium Security Facilities, held at BDOCS, on July 22, 2022. Among those present included Deputy Commissioner Bernadette Thompson-Murray and senior BDOCS officers; Assistant Commissioner of Police Craig Stubbs and other senior police officers; Corrections Chaplain Rev. Dr. William Thompson; Royal Bahamas Police Force Chaplain Father Stephen Davies, and other members of the clergy, and corrections stakeholders. Ambassador to Cuba and former Prison Superintendent His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming also brought an inspirational...

Minister of National Security pays respects to the late Bishop Albert Hepburn

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne Munroe paid his respects to the late Patriarch Bishop Albert Hepburn, July 20, 2022 at United Christian Cathedral, Flamingo Gardens.  A State-Recognized Funeral Service will be held at the church tomorrow morning.  Minister Munroe also brought greetings to the family members.

Female Inmates Library and Resource Center opened at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services

NASSAU, The Bahamas – A lifelong dream of Lady Smith, patron and wife of the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, was realized Thursday, July 7, 2022 with the opening of the Female Inmate Library and Resource Center at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS). The Most Hon. Sir Cornelius Smith, Governor General headed the list of executives in attendance. Permanent secretaries, senior government officers, heads and representatives of uniformed branches, representatives of civil society, religious leaders including Rev. Dr. William Thompson, Chaplain of Corrections; The Venerable Archdeacon Keith Cartwright and Archdeacon Harry Bain, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, were also present for the ceremony. Archdeacon Bain blessed the new building on behalf of the An...

Prime Minister Davis Lauds Both Incoming and Outgoing Commissioners of Police

NASSAU, The Bahamas – During his remarks at the Handing-Over Ceremony of the Office of Commissioner of Police of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), on July 5, 2022, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis noted that formal policing in The Bahamas went back to 1840, making the RBPF one of the longest-established institutions in the country. He added that traditions, such as the Handing-Over Ceremony, symbolised not just the continuity of the institution, but also the continuity of Bahamian democratic traditions. “At a time when so many other democracies are experiencing significant challenges, we should be justifiably proud that, here in our Bahamas, the fundamental role and responsibilities of policing are so deeply entrenched,” Prime Minister Davis said, at the ce...

Commissioner of Police Farewell Tour

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — The Outgoing Commissioner of Police and Commissioner of Police designate on Grand Bahama, Friday, June 24, 2022 are pictured on a Farewell Tour.  Outgoing Commissioner Paul Rolle said during the tour, the newly appointed Commissioner of Police Mr. Clayton Fernander and Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr. Leamond Deleveaux were officially introduced to officers on Grand Bahama.  Commissioner Rolle said the group toured the various Police sites, stations and Departments on Grand Bahama and he thanked Police Officers for their service. He said the farewell tour took in the islands of Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera and Exuma, and said these were priority Islands. A video conference will be held with other islands in the country next week. The Commissio...

Father’s Day Celebration for Fathers at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The International Men’s Day (IMD) group celebrated Father’s Day 2022 by recognizing fathers who are in prison on Father’s Day, June 19, at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.  The IMD is a group of men that focuses on promoting positive male role models and celebrating positive contributions made by men in the society.  This year’s focus is on men’s health and well-being.  International Men’s Day is celebrated on November 19 around the world. Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne Munroe is pictured addressing the special ceremonies today.  Commissioner of Corrections (Actg.), Doan Cleare also gave remarks. 

Minister of National Security Tours the RBPF Stations on Abaco Island, Bahamas

The Minister of National Security, the Honorable Wayne R. Munroe, Q.C., escorted by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Rolle, toured the Royal Bahamas Police Force locations on Abaco Island, Bahamas on Friday 25 February 2022. The purpose of the visit was to determine the needs of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and to meet and hear the concerns of the men and women that serve within this prestigious organization. Accompanying the Minister from the Ministry of National Security was Mrs. Cheryl Darville, Permanent Secretary, and Mr. Delgardo Forbes, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary. During the visit, the Minister toured the Treasure Cay, Cooper’s Town, and the current and proposed site for the Marsh Harbour Police Station. Additionally, the Commissioner outlined the plans for the Marine D...