NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of several child abductions and missing persons reports, Cabinet has approved Multimedia Technology, a noted Bahamian Company and a leader in the field, to ensure that the Marco Alert system is fully implemented.
“The contract is presently being finalized and we expect to sign in a few weeks,” said Minister of National Security Marvin Dames on Tuesday while giving his contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget debate.
Dames said the Multimedia Technology company has been working with the RBPF for approximately six years in developing a software that will meet the government’s needs.
Marco’s Alert empowers the Commissioner of Police to send out mass notifications through the use of social media, billboards, and other communication channels to quickly and widely alert the public of missing children.
According to Dames, the Marco Alert System is a committed capital investment in technology that is valued at $3.05 million payable over three years. He said the system is expected to provide a secure and reliable network to disseminate information to the public.
“The previous Administration could not deliver on ‘Marco’s Alert’ since the law was passed in 2013, but Mr. Speaker, because we are the ‘Do It’ Government, we are delivering,” Dames said.
“Mr. Speaker, when the side opposite tells you we don’t care about Bahamians they are being disingenuous. Proficient Business and Multimedia are Bahamian Companies, who competed on the international stage and won.
“And you know what is great about this Mr. Speaker, all we are looking for in return is for them to do a good job for the Bahamian people, nothing more, nothing less!