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  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. John L. Armstrong and a team of senior representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), led by Ms. Carey Fagan, engage Bahamian government officials on airspace management. (Photo State Dept.)

    FAA and Senior Government Officials Discuss Airspace Management

  • Anne Marie Bain, Political Specialist, U.S. Embassy, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. John L. Armstrong, The Hon. Janet Bostwick, Mrs. Andrea Archer, Mrs. Rose Mae Bain and Neda Brown, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy. (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy Honors The Bahamas' 2014 International Woman Of Courage Winner

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary Luis Arreaga gives remarks at ALOA signing with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mtchell and the Embassy's Acting Deputy Chief of Mission John Armstrong. (Photo State Dept.)

    The Bahamas Receives $1.85M as Part of CBSI Counternarcotics Agreement

  • U.S. and Bahamian officials participate in the official obervance of Autism Awareness Day. (Photo State Dept.)

    US Embassy Participates in Autism Awareness Day Ceremony

Embassy News

  • US-Bahamas counternarcotics operations results in major drug bust on Grand Bahama. (File photo)
    U.S. Embassy's Call for Proposals: Anti-Drug Media Campaign Targeting At-Risk Youth

    The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section of the U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas is pleased to announce a request for grant proposals for drug demand reduction projects that include the implementation of an anti-drug media campaign targeting at-risk youth in The Bahamas. The application deadline is June 10, 2014. 

  • The ILEA course on gender-based violence opened in San Salvador, El Salvador on March 24.  The U.S. Embassy supported the participation of eight Bahamian officials in the course. (Photo State Dept.)
    US Embassy Supports Bahamian Participation in Domestic Violence Course in El Salvador

    Eight Bahamian officials from the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Bureau of Women’s Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Legal Affairs, and the Ministry of Social Services participated in the Intervention Strategies for Domestic and Gender-based Violence course held at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in San Salvador, El Salvador March 24-28, 2014. The delegation was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section as part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness and help eradicate violence against women.  

  • 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.  

  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. John L. Armstrong with Durante Charlow, one of the top winners in the U.S. Embassy’s 8th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest. (Photo State Dept.)
    Doris Johnson High School Student Top Finisher in the US Embassy's MLK Jr. Essay Contest

    On April 1, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. John L. Armstrong visited Doris Johnson Senior High School to formally recognize 11th grade student Durante Charlow, one of the three top winners of the U.S. Embassy’s 8th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest. The recognition ceremony was held during an 11th grade assembly, where faculty, staff and Durante’s peers were on hand to celebrate his accomplishment with him. 

  • Justice sector exchange participants in front of San Francisco’s City Hall. (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Sponsors Exchange on Family Court Systems and Digital Transcription

    Continuing cooperation under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section organized a consultative opportunity on family court systems and digital transcription for Bahamian justice sector professionals March 19-22.  

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry releases 2013 Country Human Rights Reports. (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S .Government Releases The Bahamas' 2013 Human Rights Report

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered remarks to the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. on the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (HRRs). Since 1977, the Department of State has been required to submit Human Rights reports to Congress. They now cover all United Nations member states and others in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974. Congress requires this information on the human rights situation so that it can take it into account in making policy decisions on assistance, trade, and other areas of the bilateral relationships.  

  • Woodcock Primary students with crew of US Coast Guard Cutter GANNET. (Photo State Dept.)
    Woodcock Primary Students Tour U.S. Coast Guard Cutter GANNET

    A fifth grade class at Woodcock Primary School got quite a treat on Thursday, March 20 when they were invited to participate in a tour onboard the visiting U.S. Coast Guard Guard Cutter GANNET while docked at the Prince George Wharf. The excited students, many of whom admitted that the experience was their first time onboard a ship, got a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with the ship’s captain, Sr. Chief Orlando and his thirteen member crew.  

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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.