The Department of Immigration received a much needed boost to their staff as four freshly trained officers were assigned to the Abaco office, starting duty on Monday, November 10.
The four new officers are all Abaco natives who took the immigration training course over the last several months; joining the Abaco Department of Immigration are Tericka Bullard, Renaldo Darville, Alexander Etienne and Brittaney MacDonald.
Tericka Bullard, who received the Director’s Award for high academic achievement in the program, said the training was a “wonderful experience” and said that she worked hard and felt she deserved the award.
“You join at an exciting time, when all eyes are on you and how you will deport yourselves,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Fred Mitchell at a passing out ceremony at the Police Training College in Nassau for 58 new immigration officers who are now being assigned to active duty just days after the implementation of new immigration policies.
Mr. Mitchell added, “We struggle with the issue of immigration today. This administration means to manage this problem.”
Officer in charge of the Abaco Department of Immigration, Agatha Joyce said she welcomes her new recruits. “They have a lot of work ahead and I am happy they are from Abaco so they know what’s ahead. I have a lot of work for them.”