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  • Senator Keith Bell, Minister of State for National Security; U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson; Senior White House official Marilyn Quagliotti; Dr. Bernard Nottage, Minister of National Security; Admiral Paul Zukunft, TIC Chairman and Coast Guard Commandant; Senator Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Attorney General and Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell with other officials. (Photo State Dept.)

    OPBAT Officials Receive Joint Operations Interdiction Award

  • Former Major Leage Baseball player Elias Sosa gives a pitching demonstration during a youth baseball clinic held in Nassau.  (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy Teams Up with Major League Baseball to Host Youth Clinics

  • Minister of Transport and Aviation, The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Embassy Speaker Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson and Minister of Social Services and Community Development, The Hon. Melanie Griffin. (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy Hosts Three-Day Women's Leadership Conference

  • U.S. Charge d'Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson joins with Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture with representatives of the US Men's Olympic Soccer team, The Bahamas' national team and officials of the Bahamas Football Association. (Photo Ashley Taylor photography)

    U.S. Men's Olympic Soccer Team Visits The Bahamas

Embassy News

  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson. (Photo State Dept.)
    Op-Ed: Focus, Partner and Achieve: An AIDS Free Generation

    On December 1, 2014, the global community will observe World AIDS Day. First observed in 1988, this day provides all of us with the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, to show our support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate the lives of those who have died from this terrible disease. The statistics on HIV/AIDS are truly staggering. More than 35 million people – brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, neighbors and friends – have died from HIV/AIDS since the virus was first discovered in 1981. Today, some 34 million people around the globe are living with HIV.  

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (File Photo)
    U.S. Embassy Announces 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest

    The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to explore the life of Dr. King and his impact on the civil rights movement. All high school students in The Bahamas ages 15-18 years old are invited to participate in the contest. Essays are due by January 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM.  

  • CBSI logo. (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Supports Seminars to Empower Bahamian Communities to Speak Out Against Domestic Violence

    A series of seminars themed “Inspiring Change by Raising Voices” will help familiarize 300 community leaders, including young people, with social crime prevention strategies to prevent gender-based and teen dating violence. This series will take place between Monday and Tuesday, November 24 – 25, 2014 on Nassau and five Family Islands—Abaco, Andros, Exuma, Eleuthera and Grand Bahama—in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  

  • Health Minister Dr. Perry Gomez receives award during the first train-the-trainer training of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) for Substance Use Disorders. (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Provides Training for Drug Treatment Professionals

    With funding from the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section is partnering with the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center to create a cadre of internationally certified drug treatment personnel in The Bahamas. As part of this program, the first two-week train-the-trainer training of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) for Substance Use Disorders began at the Public Hospital Authority on October 27.  

  • U.S. Charge d'Affaires Lisa Johnson with Tehranique Miller(Photo State Dept.)
    Community Leader Participates in USG Sponsored Exchange on NGO Management Strategies

    Ms. Tehranique Miller, Executive Director of the iCan non-profit organization paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss her recent participation in the U.S. Department of State’s IVLP exchange focused on “NGO Management in the United States.”  

  • U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Health officials participate in a signing ceremony at the Ministry of Health with the recipients of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) small grants program.  (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Presents Local NGO’s with PEPFAR Small Grants Totaling Over $13,000

    U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Health officials participated in a signing ceremony at the Ministry of Health to announce the recipients of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) small grants program. PEPFAR funds totaling over $14,000 were presented to four community-based organizations dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS in order to assist with their outreach programs on New Providence and the Family Islands.  

  • U.S. Embassy Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Neda Brown (center) with Kimberly Rahming, Catalina Albury, Berthony McDermott and Kandise Kelly. (Not pictured – Conrad Cornish). (Photo State Dept.)
    Abaco Youth Ambassadors Promote Social Inclusion for the Disabled

    The U.S. Embassy’s Youth Ambassadors representing the island of Abaco held an engaging community dialogue to promote social inclusion of Bahamians living with intellectual disabilities during a one-day forum in Abaco. The community service project coordinated by the youth ambassadors was a direct follow-up to their participation in an international youth leadership exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department in February of this year.  

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U.S. Visa Appointment System

  • Visa Logo (File Photo)

    The U.S. Embassy in Nassau has launched a web-based appointment system that affects visa applicants throughout The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. There will not be a fee increase associated with these changes.  With the new system, applicants will now pay the application fee at a local Cash ‘N Go location. After the fee is paid, applicants will be able to schedule an appointment using the new web-based system at  Applicants residing on New Providence or Grand Bahama will now have their passport and visa delivered by courier to a local DHL office.