Presented by The Ministry of Finance

Hon. Marvin Dames

The Ministry of National Security has responsibility for the public safety of The Bahamas. The security agencies for which it has policy oversight are: the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the Bahamas Department of Corrections. Other areas of responsibility also includes, the Parliamentary Registration Department, Prerogative of Mercy and the specialised areas of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat and Security Guards and Inquiry Agents Licensing.

Key Budget Numbers


REVIVE Academy

Citizen Security & Justice Programme (CSJP)- REVIVE Academy is currently in progress with the contract expected to be signed in September, 2021. This academy is to equip the youth of The Bahamas with an even sharper competitive edge. Approximately 1,350 young people, including 400 incarcerated juveniles will benefit from this free training opportunity

Department of Labour Offices

Refurbishment and upgrading of two Department of Labour Offices including Robinson Road and Carmichael Road.


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The goals, objectives and activities for the 2021/2022 budget cycle will concentrate on enhancing staff complement to meet needs; building staff and stakeholder capacity; strengthening data collection and monitoring and evaluation systems; sourcing additional funds to help meet programme needs; building on partnerships that were developed; and ensuring the country’s compliance with its various international commitments, as outlined in the various treaties and agreements."


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