CONDOLENCES TO THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE DORIAN

Posted on: September 3, 2019

I,  Clarence Alexander Russell, Director of Immigration, offer my sincerest condolences to all family members, friends and comrades who are experiencing the tremendous loss of any loved ones due to the recent natural disaster that has afflicted the islands of The Bahamas.

As media reports confirm, our nation and indeed the severely desolated islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco are facing unprecedented challenges. This really hits home for us as we, the Department of Immigration, have combined efforts with other law enforcement search and rescue initiatives to continue to seek out the missing, inclusive of some of our own staff members who reside on either island. I commend the extreme efforts of Mr. Chedville Adams on Grand Bahama, Vasco Johnson on the Island of Grand Bahama (both Senior Immigration Officers) and so many other outstanding and dedicated Immigration Officers, who selflessly braved the elements to save lives. Despite such trying times, I still proclaim “To GOD JEHOVAH be the Glory” for the great things he continues to do for our Agency, Our Families and indeed our Nation. I fervently pray that GOD JEHOVAH continue to bless The Commonwealth of The Bahamas!

– Director C. Alexander Russell

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