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  • Senator Keith Bell, Minister of State for National Security; U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson; Senior White House official Marilyn Quagliotti; Dr. Bernard Nottage, Minister of National Security; Admiral Paul Zukunft, TIC Chairman and Coast Guard Commandant; Senator Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Attorney General and Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell with other officials. (Photo State Dept.)

    OPBAT Officials Receive Joint Operations Interdiction Award

  • 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

Embassy News

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    U.S. Embassy Supports Seminars to Empower Bahamian Communities to Speak Out Against Domestic Violence

    A series of seminars themed “Inspiring Change by Raising Voices” will help familiarize 300 community leaders, including young people, with social crime prevention strategies to prevent gender-based and teen dating violence. This series will take place between Monday and Tuesday, November 24 – 25, 2014 on Nassau and five Family Islands—Abaco, Andros, Exuma, Eleuthera and Grand Bahama—in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  

  • 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. Charge d'Affaires Lisa Johnson with Tehranique Miller(Photo State Dept.)
    Community Leader Participates in USG Sponsored Exchange on NGO Management Strategies

    Ms. Tehranique Miller, Executive Director of the iCan non-profit organization paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss her recent participation in the U.S. Department of State’s IVLP exchange focused on “NGO Management in the United States.”  

  • 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.  

  • 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. 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.  

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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.