[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Community Last Updated: May 7, 2015 - 7:57:38 AM


U.S. Chargé Presents Four Sport Utility Vehicles to RBPF Valued at $158,000 as Part of CBSI Partnership
By Elizabeth A Moxey
Sep 5, 2013 - 5:40:42 PM

Email this article
 Mobile friendly page
donation-1.jpg
The custom-made sport utility vehicles that will be used in OPBAT’s anti-crime fighting efforts.

Nassau, Bahamas - On Wednesday, September 4, United States Chargé d’Affaires John Dinkelman accompanied by senior U.S. Embassy officials made a special visit to the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) headquarters to participate in the formal handover ceremony of four new custom-made sport utility vehicles to the RBPF’s Drug Enforcement Unit.  On hand for the presentation, Minister of National Security, Dr. Bernard Nottage, Minister of State for National Security, Keith Bell, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade and other senior RBPF officials. 

donation-2.jpg
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires John Dinkelman and senior Embassy officials participate in the handover of four sport utility vehicles to the Minister of National Security, Dr. Bernard Nottage and the RBPF.

This latest donation marks the continuation of a longstanding partnership in law enforcement and public security between the United States and The Bahamas. The custom-made vehicles, valued at over $158,000, are part of ongoing, joint anti-crime fighting efforts.  The funding was made possible through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) to combat the drug trade and other transnational crimes that threaten regional security. 

donation-3.jpg
United States Chargé d’Affaires John Dinkelman presents Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage with the keys for the vehicles.

The sport utility vehicles will be used at Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) locations throughout The Bahamas with the goal of improving the RBPF’s ability to gather law enforcement information, conduct investigations, and interdict illicit trafficking through The Bahamas.  OPBAT is a multi-agency, international drug interdiction effort focused on stopping the flow of illegal drugs from South America and the Caribbean to The Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States.   

donation-4.jpg
Ms. Kristen Gilmore, the US Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Officer, shows Minister Nottage one of the vehicles outfitted for the police canine unit.




Bookmark and Share




© Copyright 2013 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Community
Latest Headlines
Grand Bahama man shot on East Sunrise Highway
RBPF Wanted: Howard Garnette Thomas of Grand Bahama
BTC holds 70’s inspired corporate Christmas thank you celebration
Grand Bahama suspect arraigned on rape charges
Grand Bahama police find dead body in vehicle on Tangelo Lane
2 people dead after Grand Bahama traffic accident
RBPF Wanted: Ricardo Quincy Jones Jr and Deangelo Dean aka“DD” of Grand Bahama
Armed robbery at Mack Town, Grand Bahama
RBPF Nassau: Foiled armed robbery - 3 firearms seized - 2 arrests
Grand Bahama man in serious condition after stabbing incident
Still Standing After the Storm Concert & Food Drive a huge success
Aliv FREE Family Fun Day & Concert at Taino Beach West
Cat Island Sailing Club invests in youth
BTVI Support for Sisters
1 man dead after drive-by shooting, Nassau police seek public's help
Nassau: Housebreaking suspect shot after confronting police with a knife
Results of the Kingdor Annual Speech Competition
Nassau: 3 overnight shootings, a man and woman dead
Suspect who fired at police shot dead in Nassau
Man dead after industrial accident in Grand Bahama
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Donates to the One Eleuthera Foundation
Public School Scholars Programme providing college opportunities for public school students
Major drug bust off Sweetings Cay
Letter to Public from St. Andrews Kirk: Hurricane Matthew Relief for Bain & Grant’s Town
Nassau police seek suspects after shooting deaths of 2 males - Suspects sought in vehicle theft
One Eleuthera Foundation to Launch Breast Cancer Screening
Five Bahamians Invested as Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre
Man in custody illegal firearm & drugs, Searching for suspect in Exuma armed robbery - Pilot of small plane lands on golf course
Smiles For Seniors on Thanksgiving Day
RBPF Wanted: Roberto Kenneth Lightbourne and Kendino McDonald of New Providence
Man dead after gunfire exchange with Nassau police - Man shot during immigration operation
Grand Bahama Eco Kids Kayak and Snorkel at Scenic Crabbing Bay with Blue Green Outdoors
Commonwealth Bank Donates $50,000 to Cancer Society, Fulfilling its Annual Share of $500,000 Pledge
Body found after house fire in North Eleuthera
GBPA Donates to Council for The Disabled
PM Thanks CIBC FirstCaribbean for $100,000 Donation Towards Hurricane Recovery
Guiding in Exuma Celebrates Ten Years
Akhepran scholars join millions online for virtual college fair
Eight Mile Rock suspects arraigned on drug charges
Drugs and ammo found in Garden Villas area of Grand Bahama