Ministry of National Security bids farewell to US Embassy official

Minister Dames (3-L) with INL Director Jamie Martin (C), US Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers (3-R), Commissioner Murphy BDOCS (1-L), Commodore Bethel (2-L), Commissioner Ferguson (2-R) and PS Eugene Poitier

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames recently bid farewell to Ms. Jamie Martin, Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the U.S. Embassy.

A farewell luncheon was hosted in her honor on Thursday, 20thJune, 2019.

Ms. Martin came to The Bahamas in June 2016 and has left an indelible mark on the safety and security of the country.

During her tenure, Ms. Martin was able to advise and provide assistance to the Bahamian Government on feasible strategies to improve the efficiency of the justice sector, reduce trafficking, improve law enforcement capabilities, and strengthen the anti-corruption framework.

In addition, she oversaw approximately $2 million dollars a year in security assistance through contracts, international agreements, and grants to achieve the aforementioned goals. However, Ms. Martin’s greatest contribution would have been on the lives of those whom she encountered and sought to offer assistance in their professional development.