U.S. State Department Alumni Represent The Bahamas at Regional Disaster Preparedness Seminar

In the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes that made landfall from Dominica to Puerto Rico, on February 19-23, U.S. exchange alumni representing 18 countries from the Caribbean and the United States participated in the Alumni in Action for Resilient Communities:  Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness Seminar.  U.S. State Department alumni radio personality and human rights ...
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Bahamian Educator to Participate in US State Department Program on Advancing Civic Engagement

Ms. Rayette McDonald, an elementary school teacher and youth mentor, has been selected to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) entitled, “Advancing and Sustaining Civic Engagement” which will take place September 11-29th in the United States.   On August 18, Ms. McDonald visited the U.S. Embassy and met with Acting Deputy Chief of Mission ...
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Three Bahamians Selected to Participate in the Prestigious YLAI Program in the United States

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2017 cohort from The Bahamas for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program .  The YLAI program supports the United States’ commitment to increase trade and investment in the region.   The five-week program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State , will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to the ...
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MOH PEPFAR Official Participates in IVLP Exchange Focused on Marginalized Populations and Healthcare

On Thursday, June 8th, Ms. Arvis Mortimer Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with a focus on the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the Ministry of Health (MOH) paid a courtesy call to U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss her participation in the U.S. State Department sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) ...
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Bahamian Journalist Participates in State Department Sponsored Exchange Focused on Disaster Preparedness Management

On Thursday, June 8th, Senior Information Officer at Bahamas Information Services (BIS) Lindsay Thompson paid a courtesy call to U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson at the U.S. Embassy to discuss her participation in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).   Ms. Thompson also serves as the Public Information Officer for the National ...
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Bahamian Media Personality Participates in U.S. Exchange Focused on Social Change Through the Arts

On Monday, August 22, recent International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participant Tracy Ann Perpall, better known as "Tap," met with U.S. Charge d'Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss her recent participation in a three-week professional exchange focused on "Promoting Social Change through the Arts."
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COB Student Participates in IVLP Exchange for Young Political Leaders

On August 22, Mr.Travis Robinson paid a courtesy call on US Charge d'Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss his recent participation in the U.S. State Department funded International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), titled: U.S. Elections: A Project for Young Political Leaders held from July 9-30th in the U.S.
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Bahamian Participates in IVLP Exchange Focused on Youth and Community Conflict Resolution

On Friday, June 24th, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson met at the U.S. Embassy with Ms. Kendra Bowe, a recent participant in the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).  Ms. Bowe, who currently serves as Executive Director at the Simpson C. Penn Foundation, was nominated to participate in the program due to ...
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U.S. Embassy Partners with Young Marine Explorers to Host Leadership Workshop for NGO’s

From March – May 2016, the Young Marine Explorers (YME) organization will facilitate a unique learning opportunity for CEO’s and executive directors of Bahamian non-profit organizations focused on management skills and leadership capacity.  Under the theme, “Elevate,” YME will offer a free, four-session workshop designed to cover strategic planning, effective management, fundraising, marketing, board development ...
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