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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Immigration Officers attend Microsoft Applications Course

On January 19th-21st, 2019 Trainee Immigration Officers Ashley Taylor and Braddesha Lloyd attended a Public Service Center for Human Resource Development (PSCHRD) Microsoft Applications Course facilitated by the Department of Information and Technology Training Section. The PSCHRD Coordinator Ms. Denise Beneby is pictured above presenting them with their certificates of participation.

For Immediate Release: 31 Rescued by US Coast Guard

25 HAITIAN NATIONALS 1 JAMAICAN 1 BAHAMIAN RESCUED BY US COAST GUARD   On Sunday 20th January, 2019 at approximately 7:15 a.m. US Coast Guard rescued a disabled vessel some 8 miles northwest of Bimini with a total of (31) persons believed to be Haitian Nationals on board. This group of 31 consisting of (13)…

For Immediate Release: Operation Fresh Start

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Bahamas Immigration Press Release 01/19

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Donation to Sister Sister Cancer Movement

In photo standing from left to right: Event organizer CIO Rudolph Ferguson, Mrs. Sweeting, Ms. Rolle,  Director Clarence A. Russell (Presenter), FAS Karen Neilly (O/C Human Resource Unit), Superintendent Arnette Rolle-Hanna, Officer Henfield (Sports Committee Member).   It was our great pleasure to present a cheque of appreciation to the “Sister Sister Cancer Movement” this…