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  • Bishop Michael Eldon High School won the overall first place title in this year’s competition. The team and chaperone are pictured with Ramould Ferreira, Ferriera & Company, and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson.  (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy Sponsors National High School Earth Day Science Exhibit

  • U.S. Charge d'Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson a nd Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell participate in the signing ceremony.  (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy Provides $2.7M to The Bahamas to Fight Transnational Crime

  • American poet Omekongo Dibinga inspires C.R. Walker high school students with a selection of his powerful spoken word performance. (Photo State Dept.)

    American Poet Inspires High School Students Through Spoken Word and Poetry

  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson with Mrs. Anne Marie Davis, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis, Mrs. Sheila Culmer, U.S. Embassy Nassau’s nominee for the 2015 U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for IWOC and Minister of Labour and National Insurance The Hon. Shane Gibson.   (Photo State Dept.)

    Disability Rights Activist Honored with Prestigious Woman of Courage Award

Embassy News

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    New Security Measures at U.S. Embassy Expected to Impact U.S. Visa Applicants

    On May 15, new security measures will be implemented at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau that are expected to impact the U.S. visa application process. To better streamline security screening, the U.S. Embassy will no longer provide storage services for restricted articles that are not allowed to be brought into the building. Under the new regulations, U.S. visa applicants who arrive at the U.S. Embassy carrying restricted items will be refused entry and risk missing their visa appointments. 

  • U.S. Charge d'Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson with representatives from the Zonta Club of Nassau.  (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Addresses Women Leaders at Zonta Club of Nassau

    U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson addressed Zonta Club of Nassau’s monthly luncheon meeting held at Luciano’s of Chicago’s restaurant on East Bay Street. In her remarks, Chargé Johnson commended the women in attendance for their continued efforts to advance the status of women in The Bahamas. She also lauded Zonta Club’s partnerships with the Crisis Centre and AIDS Foundation, as well as their work with Bahamian youth through school literacy programs and the Z Clubs at the College of The Bahamas and St. John’s College.  

  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson accompanied by INL Deputy Director for Western Hemisphere Programs Susan Snyder, INL officials and  members of YESI Bahamas.  (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Marks Delivery of 15-Passenger Van to YESI Bahamas

    Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson visited Gambier Village in New Providence to mark the delivery of a van to YESI in The Bahamas. She was accompanied by INL Deputy Director for Western Hemisphere Programs Susan Snyder and the Embassy’s INL Section. The van, which will allow YESI to transport youth to and from its afterschool, weekend, and summer programs, was provided to YESI with funding from CBSI. 

  • BASH Executive Director Terry Miller receives grant certificate from Susan Snyder, the Deputy Director for Western Hemisphere Programs in the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.  (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Grants $25,000 to BASH to Combat Substance Abuse

    The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section awarded the Bahamas Association for Social Health (BASH) a $25,000 grant to implement an anti-drug media campaign targeting at-risk populations in The Bahamas. BASH submitted the winning proposal for an openly-competed small grant competition. The grant was awarded at BASH’s residential substance treatment center and headquarters by Susan Snyder, the Deputy Director for WHP/INL.  

  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson with Bahamian attorney Tavarrie Smith. (Photo State Dept.)
    Local Attorney Participates in Exchange Program on the Children in the U.S. Justice System

    Youth activist, policy adviser and Bahamian attorney Tavarrie Smith paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss his recent participation in the U.S. State Department sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on “Children in the U.S. Justice System.” Mr. Smith, an attorney at Bostwick & Bostwick Law Chambers, participated in the professional exchange held in the United States from January 26 – February 6, 2015.  

  • U.S. Charge d'Affaires Lisa Johnson with Heather Hunt(Photo State Dept.)
    Former Senator Participates in IVLP Exchange on Women in Politics

    Bahamian attorney and former Senator Heather Hunt paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss her recent participation in the U.S. State Department sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program focused on “Women in the Political and Social Sectors” held in the United States from October 20 – November 7, 2014. The three-week program examined U.S. experience in supporting women’s contributions to the workplace and public life.  

  • 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

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    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 http://usvisa-info.com/.  Applicants residing on New Providence or Grand Bahama will now have their passport and visa delivered by courier to a local DHL office.