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  • 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

  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires John Dinkelman formally presents Midshipman Adams with his scholarship acceptance letter to attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
(Photo State Dept.)

    Bahamian Receives Scholarship to Attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

  • 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

  • BoldLeaders trainer Michael Donahue engages in a discussion with the youth leadership seminar participants in Freeport. (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Youth Host Leaders of Substance Workshops

Embassy News

  • 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. 

  • Training participants. (Photo State Dept.)
    Pan American Development Foundation and RBPF Launch Anti Violence Program

    The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) are launching a multi-year initiative that seeks to enhance anti-violence and crime prevention efforts in The Bahamas and the Caribbean at large.  

  • An officer swims to safety after a simulated helicopter crash during advanced training provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. State Department. (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Government Provides Advanced Training to Drug Enforcement Unit

    The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Drug Enforcement Administration teamed up to provide the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) with specialized training designed to enhance their participation in Operation Bahamas and Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) June 23-27 in Nassau.  

  • 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.  

  • GB Youth Ambassadors with Jr. Red Cross program participants. (Photo State Dept.)
    Youth Ambassadors Launch Grand Bahama’s Junior Red Cross Program and MLK Essay Contest Winners Receive Awards

    Ms. Neda Brown, the United States Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer made an official visit to Grand Bahama to attend the official launch of the re-establishment of Grand Bahama’s Junior Red Cross program. The project was coordinated by the U.S. Embassy’s Youth Ambassadors who recently represented Grand Bahama in a 3 week-long youth leadership exchange in the U.S. Ms. Brown also formally recognized two top winners in the U.S. Embassy’s 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest, Gabrielle Moss and Ashlee Hudson along with David Ferguson, who received honorable mention, all students attending Bishop Michael Eldon High School.  

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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 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.