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  • U.S. Charge d'Affaires Lisa Johnson with Bahamas government representatives,  Mission volunteers and representatives from Special Olympics Bahamas and partner organizations. (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy and Local Partners Celebrate EKS Day

  • 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

  • Acting PM Philip Davis, US Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson with senior US and Bahamian officials. (Photo State Dept.)

    USNORTHCOM Supports Disaster Preparedness 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

Embassy News

  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson with IVLP participant Jaime Lewis. (Photo State Dept.)
    Bahamian Entrepreneur Participates in IVLP Exchange to Promote Social Entrepreneurship

    On October 28, Mr. Jaime Lewis, founder and president of Islandz Tours, paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson following his recent participation in the U.S. Department of State sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program, “Changemakers: The Impact of Social Entrepreneurs in the U.S.” from August 10 - 29, 2014. The professional exchange program focused on government initiatives that support civic engagement and innovation.  

  • CBSI logo. (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Presents RBPF with State-of-the-Art Digital Fingerprint Technology

    Continuing cooperation under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the United States Government and twelve CARICOM nations, including The Bahamas, recently partnered to implement the CBSI Digital Fingerprint Program to assist in regional crime fighting initiatives. The state-of-the-art $1.8M regional project was designed to provide Caribbean countries with the capability to collect, store, and analyze fingerprint data in a digital format that meets international standards in order to facilitate regional and international data sharing.  

  • 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. Charge d'Affaires Lisa Johnson (Photo State Dept.)
    Op-Ed: International Day of the Girl

    International Day of the Girl is intended to raise awareness about issues of gender inequality around the world. It is a day when governments, activists, parents, teachers, students, and others, both young and old, men and women, come together under the same goal to ensure that girls – too often undervalued or ignored – have equal access to education and health care, and are fully engaged in the social, political, and economic fabrics of their societies. 

  • 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.  

  • Bahamian Police Force, Defense Force, Customs, and Immigration officers participate in advanced training on port security at the Port of Miami. (Photo State Dept.)
    Bahamian Law Enforcement Officials Receive Advanced Training on Port Security

    Continuing U.S.-Bahamian partnership on issues of mutual concern, the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) partnered to provide ten Bahamian Police Force, Defense Force, Customs, and Immigration officers with advanced training on port security September 14-20 at the Port of Miami.  

  • The U.S. Government provided Royal Bahamas Police Force Officers advanced tactical training September  9-11 in Exuma. (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Provides OPBAT Law Enforcement Training In Exuma

    As part of continuing U.S.-Bahamian bilateral cooperation under Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, the United States Embassy’s Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, and the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section teamed up to provide more than twenty Royal Bahamas Police Force officers from the Drug Enforcement and Marine Support Units advanced tactical training from September 9-11, 2014 in Exuma.  

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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.