Bahamas: Dwaine Murray – U.S. Transportation Security Administration- TSA representative recently concluded his official visit to The Bahamas island. He was involved in productive dialogue with the representatives from The Civil Aviation Authority of the Bahamas and the Airport Authority.
TSA officials frequently visited- The Bahamas to assess aviation security at several airports with outbound flights to the US. As a part of the ongoing partnership, TSA also provided twenty-six pieces of training and workshops within the last ten years with its Bahamian counterparts, which included mentoring and the sharing of best practices.
Additionally, in recent years, TSA hosted eight delegation visits with Bahamian aviation partners at several U.S. airports, as well as TSA headquarters and TSA’s technology facility.
The objective of the visits was to – share information on the latest aviation technologies & effective implementation of aviation security measures among TSA and aviation officials of the Bahamas.
Murray stated, “Both associations have been very supportive in TSA’s mission and have proven to be strong partners, as we share a common interest in strengthening aviation security.”
TSA views pre- clearance locations like – the Nassau preclearance facility, as well as the preclearance facility on Grand Bahama (once fully operational again), as branches of airports in the U.S. because of the required commensurability. To support aviation security efforts with its international partners
as it looks to the future, TSA would continue to collaborate on evaluating vulnerabilities that may exist at the airports.
He added that “With our partners in The Bahamas, we jointly conduct assessments. This has been a force multiplier in improving aviation security measures and compliance oversight. TSA is committed to being a reliable partner of The Bahamas, to hold healthy and frank dialogues, to share information, to innovate, to develop new capabilities to build a security culture designed to strengthen global aviation security and to stay ahead of evolving threats.”
Murray concluded that “As threats continue to evolve, TSA would continue to work with partners in The Bahamas to pursue technological advancements that will make the global transportation network more secure for everyone.”