Signed in 2014, the agreement between the government of The Bahamas, VAN Oord and Damen allocated funds not only for the provision of 9 new state of the art patrol and auxiliary craft but also for the improvement and creation of adequate jetties, docks and breakwaters that could house the existing and recently acquired craft for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in Coral Harbour, Ragged Island and Inagua.
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OAS STRENGTHENS CICAD EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT
The appointment was made in December 2016. Ambassador Namm enjoyed a distinguished 30-year career at the U.S. State Department. CICAD was without an Executive Secretary for more than 18 months following the departure of Ambassador Paul Simons in May 2015.
MINISTER GRAY SUPPORTS YOUTH SAILING
BBSQ DECLARES EIGHT NEW NATIONAL STANDARDS
GB TOURISM OFFICIALS ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Eight new Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality criteria have been added to local products and services to safeguard consumers. The standards include: the labeling of pre-packaged foods, and tobacco products.
Over 100 young sailors will be participating in this year's annual Sir Durward Knowles National Junior Sailing Regatta, from Andros, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Exuma, Long Island, Eleuthera and New Providence.
Recognizing the importance of coastal protection, Ministry of Tourism officials in Grand Bahama brought to the forefront initiatives taken in April, Coastal Awareness Month, that highlighted the importance of protecting the island's coastline.
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