U.S. TSA reaffirms partnership with Bahamian aviation officials – Eye Witness News
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) representative Dwaine Murray recently concluded an official visit to the Bahamas, where he engaged in productive dialogue with officials from the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority and of the Airport Authority.
TSA officials frequently travel to the Bahamas to assess aviation safety at several airports that have flights from the United States. As part of the ongoing partnership, TSA has also conducted 26 trainings and workshops over the past 10 years with its Bahamian counterparts, which included mentoring and sharing best practices.
In addition, in recent years, TSA has hosted eight delegation visits with aviation partners from the Bahamas to several US airports, as well as the TSA headquarters and TSA technology facility.
The purpose of these visits was to share information on the latest aviation technology and the effective implementation of aviation security measures between TSA and Bahamian aviation officials.
Murray noted, “Both entities have been very supportive of TSA’s mission and have proven to be strong partners as we share a common interest in enhancing aviation safety.”
TSA considers preclearance sites such as the Nassau Preclearance Facility, as well as the Grand Bahama Preclearance Facility (once fully operational again), as extensions of airports in the United States due to commensurability required.
In order to strengthen aviation security efforts with its international partners in its future, TSA will continue to collaborate in the assessment of vulnerabilities that may exist at airports.
Murray noted, “With our partners in the Bahamas, we are conducting assessments jointly. This has multiplied forces by improving aviation security measures and compliance oversight. “
He added: “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 safety culture designed to strengthen aviation safety. global and stay ahead of evolving threats. “
As threats continue to evolve, TSA will continue to work with partners in The Bahamas to continue the technological advancements that will make the global transportation network safer for all.