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  • 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 Participates in Clinic with Special Olympics Bahamas

  • Photo 3: The U.S. Embassy Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Neda Brown with the American and Bahamian coaches, clinic organizers Edgar Pickstock and Joyce Johnson and representatives of the Stingers basketball camp.   (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy Hoops It Up at the International Coaches Clinic

  • U.S. and Bahamian senior officials celebrate Fourth of July. From left: Incoming U.S. Charge d'Affaires Lisa Johnson, John Dinkelman, Brigadier General Joseph Whitlock, Governor General Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes and Acting Prime Minister The Hon. Philip Davis. (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy and USNORTHCOM Celebrate Fourth of July in Grand Style

  • US Coast Guard, DEU officers with staff and grade six students at Queen's College.  (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Demonstration at Queen's College

Embassy News

  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson with Ms. Portia Sweeting during a courtesy call at the U.S. Embassy. (Photo State Dept.)
    BNT Officer Participates in USG Exchange to Promote Protection of Natural Resources

    Portia Sweeting, Bahamas National Trust Officer met with U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson to discuss her recent participation in a U.S. State Department sponsored exchange in the United States focused on “Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the U.S.”  

  • The United States Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew participate in at-sea rescue demonstration during the Bernie Butler BASRA fundraiser on Grand Bahama.  (Photo provided courtesy of Derek A. Carroll for Beyond Graphx).
    U.S. Coast Guard Conducts Rescue Demonstration During BASRA Fundraiser on Grand Bahama

    On August 16, the United States Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew flew past the shoreline above a festive crowd gathered to watch a low-hover rescue swimmer demonstration in support of the all-volunteer Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association’s 44th Annual Bernie Butler Swim Race held on Coral Beach, Grand Bahama Island. The rescue swimmer demonstration is a key attraction for spectators each year as it highlights the U.S. Coast Guard’s support of BASRA in its ongoing commitment to saving lives at sea.  

  • U.S. State Department seal (Photo State Dept.)
    Call for Public Affairs and PEPFAR Small Grant Proposals

    The Public Affairs Section is currently accepting and reviewing grant proposals that further U.S. foreign policy in The Bahamas. The small grants program is designed to assist Bahamian organizations in carrying out programs directly related to increasing the capacity of Bahamian civil society to work in areas of mutual interest such as, youth leadership development, education, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, economic development, cultural exchange, and civic activism. 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Secretary of State Marks Bahamian Independence Day

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on your 41st anniversary of independence.We value The Bahamas as our longtime partner and friend. Our robust security cooperation continues to improve security for citizens of both our countries, and our bilateral relationship stands strong as we work to spur economic development, promote social equity, combat HIV/AIDS, and promote a clean and secure energy future in our region.  

  • Deputy Commissioner, Royal Bahamas Police Force, Quinn McCartney; Ms. Joanne Richardson, NCSC Senior Program Manager, Kimberley Ann Moore, AUSA; U.S.  Chargè d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson; Ms. Debra Graves, Public Defender; Permanent Secretary, Cynthia Gibbs; Judge William Arthur Webb and Mrs. Cleopatra Christie, Consultant in the Attorney General’s Office. (Photo State Dept.)
    NCSC and Ministry of Legal Affairs Partner on Plea Bargaining Workshop

    The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Ministry of Legal Affairs partnered together to deliver a Plea Agreement - Plea Bargain Workshop for justice sector professionals, including magistrates, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, July 17-18 in Nassau. The workshop was funded by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.  

  • U.S. Embassy Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ms. Neda Brown with Mr. Castino Sands, League Commissioner and Mr. Kenny Mondesir, Assistant Director of Sponsorship to assist with the league’s educational development program. (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Partners with Freedom Farm Baseball League to Promote Literacy

    U.S. Embassy Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ms. Neda Brown met with officials of the Freedom Farm Baseball League to discuss the Embassy’s support of the league’s efforts to raise awareness about literacy and education among young Bahamian baseball players. During the meeting, Ms. Brown formally presented 200 scholastic books to Mr. Castino Sands, League Commissioner and Mr. Kenny Mondesir, Assistant Director of Sponsorship to assist with the league’s educational development program. 

  • Trafficking In Persons (File photo State Department)
    U.S. State Department 2014 Trafficking In Persons Report for The Bahamas

    The U.S. Embassy commends the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for its first human trafficking conviction in The Bahamas, for launching its second prosecution under the anti-trafficking law, and for investigating 15 suspected TIP cases during the reporting period. We applaud the continued implementation of the victim-centered assistance protocol and procedures for identified trafficking victims.  

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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.