Relationship of Bahamas and US Government Agencies Featured And Heightened At 2016 EAA AirVenture In Wisconsin

The partnership between The Bahamas government agencies and that of the United States Federal government including the US Customs and Boarder Protection agencies continues to strengthen, heighten in success and reap mutually rewarding dividends for the two nations,” says Greg Rolle, Pilot and Sr. Director of Sales, Marketing and Sports, at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. 

Captain Rolle made the comments while leading a team of Bahamas government officials including representatives from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Department of Civil Aviation, Customs and Royal Bahamas Police Force, at the 2016 EAA AirVenture Conference. 

The conference, which is regarded as the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration and the largest aviation show in the world, features more than 10,000 aircrafts and 800,000 attendees and is taking place July 24-31, 2016 at the Wittman Regional Airport, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The Bahamas, which is prominently featured at the Conference, is the only foreign country, to serve alongside the United States of America in the exclusive Federal Pavilion.  The Pavilion, which hails the Bahamas’ flag, is one of the main attractions at the Conference and is headquarters for US Customs and Boarder Protection agencies including its air and marine operations, field operations, boarder protection (immigration) as well as National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Rolle said “the relationship and partnership that The Bahamas enjoys with the US has been a long and fruitful one.  Year after year, we have seen great synergy and improvements in our relationships and a deeper trust and respect for our agencies and each other which has unquestionably resulted in mutual growth and success for our nations,” he said. 

“The partnership between our two countries, the US and The Bahamas is a vital one” says Kris Grogan, Public Affairs Officer, Department of Homeland Security. 

“We are pleased with our partnership, relationship and success that our two countries have had and our countries are both committed to the safety and protection of our boarders and our people.  We serve as each others eyes and ears, and support each other on so many fronts, from humanitarian needs to boarder protection that it is impossible for us to obtain and maintain the success we have, without a strong partnership with each other,” he said.

Media Contact: D. Earnestine Moxyz | Bahamas Ministry of Tourism | emoxyz@bahamas.com | 954-236-9292