Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames is pictured during a courtesy call at his Ministry with recently-appointed United States Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., to The Bahamas Usha E. Pitts, February 19, 2021. Also present from his Ministry were Acting Permanent Secretary Cheryl Darville; Dr. Jennifer Bethel of the Research & Development Unit; and Legal In-House Counsel Paul Jones.
Chargé d’Affaires Usha Pitts began her tour at the U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas on New Year’s Day 2021. Prior to this post, she served at diplomatic posts in Russia, Cuba, Italy, Austria, Panama and Brazil. She has also served in Washington, D.C. and New York City. She began her career at U.S. Embassies in Moscow and Panama City. She has worked in Havana, where she tracked the Cuban economy.