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  • 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 Omekongo Dibinga Inspires High School Students Through Spoken Word and Poetry

  • 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

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  • U.S. Charge d'Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson with Travis Cartwright-Carroll.  (Photo State Dept.)
    Bahamian Journalist Participates in U.S. State Department Sponsored IVLP Exchange Focused on Investigative Journalism

    Bahamian journalist Travis Cartwright-Carroll paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson to discuss his recent participation in the U.S. State Department sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on “Investigative Journalism.” Travis, a journalist at The Nassau Guardian, participated in the professional exchange held in the United States from November 17-December 5, 2014. The program was designed for investigative journalists, reporters and editors from print, radio and television as well as professors of journalism.  

  • RBPF officers receive tactical training. (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Provides RBPF with Training on Tactical Medical Techniques

    As part of continuing cooperation under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) section and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) partnered with the Royal Bahamas Police Force to provide Tactical Medical Training to 39 Royal Bahamas Police Force Officers from January 21-22, 2015.  

  • U.S. Charge d'Affaires Lisa Johnson with Heather Hunt(Photo State Dept.)
    Former Senator Participates in Professional Exchange Focused 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.  

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

    On December 1, the global community observed 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.  

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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.