A Government of the Bahamas advertisement, in The Guardian (London) on 28th June 1960, for two Assistant/Deputy Superintendents of the Police, show just how far Bahamianization policies, in the civil service have come.

In 1960, hoping to attract experienced law enforcement officers to the islands, the Government of the Bahamas, offered a generous package, of free travel and accommodation, to would be applicants.


TWO ASSISTANT/DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENTS OF POLICE are required for general duties in the Bahamas. Candidates should be under 15 years, must have overseas police experience in gazetted rank.

Appointment is on contract for a tour of three years with prospects of renewal. Salary £1,050 – £1,500, according to experience. No income tax. Uniform allowance £50 per annum. Free quarters with heavy furniture. Free passages for officer, wife, and up to two children. Four weeks leave per annum, to be taken locally or at end of tour.

Full name and personal particulars to Director of Recruitment, Colonial Office, London SW1 quoting BCD 55/27/03.

(The Guardian (London) Tuesday June 28, 1960)