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  • U.S. and Bahamian senior government officials participate in official hand over ceremony. (Photo Ashley Taylor photography)

    U.S. Embassy Donates Interceptor Vessel Valued at Over $600K to RBPF

  • 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

  • Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Neda Brown presents Tamia Roberts, one of the overall winners of the MLK Essay contest with her prize accompanied by school officials at Doris Johnson High School. (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy Announces Winners of the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

  • 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

Embassy News

  • 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.  

  • 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 for 39 Royal Bahamas Police Force Officers. 

  • U.S. Charge d'Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson with Travis Cartwright-Carroll.  (Photo State Dept.)
    Journalist Participates in IVLP Exchange 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.  

  • 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.  

  • 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.)
    Local NGO’s Receive 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.  

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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.