Remarks: EducationUSA College Fair Reception

Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers October 19, 2018 Good evening and welcome to Liberty Overlook.  I am excited to host my first EducationUSA college fair reception, because all of us here tonight understand the importance of education, and the difference it makes in the lives of young people. Just last night I attended the first ...
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U.S. Embassy 4th Annual EducationUSA College Fair a Success

The United States Embassy sponsored the 4th annual EducationUSA College Fair on Saturday, October 20th at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort. This year’s fair included representatives from over 40 U.S. colleges and universities. The one-day event attracted over 1,800 students from Nassau and the family islands along with their parents eager to learn about higher ...
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Charge Bowers Hosts Celebration of The Arts

On September 21, U.S. Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers hosted an evening of art, music and food at Liberty Overlook. As a part of the event, the U.S. Embassy partnered with our State Department alum Antonius Roberts to promote the Arts with talented art students at the University of The Bahamas. The workshop focused on Bahamian/American ...
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Remarks – Cultural Reception to Celebrate the Arts

Remarks by U.S.Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers Liberty Overlook September 21, 2018 Good evening and welcome to Liberty Overlook.  Thank you for being here as we celebrate an evening of cultural diversity and the arts.  Tonight you will experience a cultural fusion of art, music, and culinary delights, illustrating the strong ties and shared partnership between ...
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U.S. Charge d’Affaires Presents Safeboat to RBDF

On August 14, U.S. Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers and Minister of National Security Marvin Dames participated in the official handover of a 25’ SAFEBOAT patrol craft, a donation from the United States Government to the Government of The Bahamas to support the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF). Also on hand for the donation, RBDF Commodore ...
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Remarks – Official Handover Ceremony of SAFE Boat and Accessories

Remarks by US Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers Official Handover Ceremony of SAFE Boat and Accessories August 14, 2018 The Honorable Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security, Commodore Tellis Bethel, Commander Defence Force, Captain Clyde Sawyer, Principal Officer Administration, Reverend Prince Bodie, RBDF Chaplain, and Officers of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force – Good Morning. Today ...
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U.S. Presents The Bahamas Government with $1.4M to Support Anti-Corruption Efforts

On August 8, during a signing ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister, U.S. Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers and Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield signed the eighth amendment to the Letter of Agreement on Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement.  In his remarks, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said his administration remains resolute in ...
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Remarks- U.S. Presents The Bahamas Government with $1.4M for Anti-Corruption Efforts

Official remarks by U.S. Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers Signing Ceremony at  the Office of The Prime Minister Nassau, The Bahamas August 8, 2018 The Most Honorable Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis; Attorney General Bethel; Minister of National Security Dames, Minister of Foreign Affairs Henfield, and other distinguished guests. It is an honor to be here ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates 4th of July with Tribute to “The Great Gatsby Era”

                   On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, U.S. Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers hosted this year’s official Fourth of July celebrations at Liberty Overlook.  The event paid tribute to the decadence of the 1920’s era dubbed, the “Roaring Twenties” and “The Jazz Age,” when the American economy soared, bringing ...
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The Naval Warship USS Hue City Makes Official Visit to Grand Bahama

On Friday, July 20th, U.S. Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers and Captain Jake Douglas cohosted a welcome reception onboard the USS Hue City while the ship was on a port visit to Grand Bahama. The invited guests included Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest, Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson, Member of Parliament for ...
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US and Bahamian Officials Attend JCET Closing Ceremony

On May 30, US Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers and Minister of National Security Marvin Dames attended the official closing of the Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) base. Also on hand, RBDF Commodore Tellis Bethel and Col. Michael Doherty, Deputy Commander, Special Operation Command North (SOCNORTH), the special operations ...
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Remarks – Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers Clifton Pier, Nassau, The Bahamas May 28, 2018   Your Excellency, Minister Dames, Minister Henfield, Leader of the Opposition, distinguished guests, thank you for joining us on this solemn occasion. During the Civil War President Lincoln delivered formidable words at the Gettysburg battleground in 1863.  He challenged the ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates Memorial Day with a Wreath laying Ceremony

On Monday, May 28, the United States Embassy commemorated Memorial Day with a wreath laying ceremony at Clifton Pier in memory of fallen comrades and military veterans.  Special recognition was given to U.S. Patrol Squadron 23 Sailors, who died off the coast of Nassau on May 7, 1954, Bahamian Private First Class Norman Darling who died in ...
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US and Bahamian Officials Visit Exuma for Operation Thunderball

On May 17, US Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers, Minister of National Security, The Hon. Marvin Dames, Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Tellis Bethel and Commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF)  Anthony Ferguson traveled to the island of Exuma for “Operation Thunderball.”  The training exercise supports Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates Nearly $250,000 in Ballistics Protective Gear to Bahamian Law Enforcement

On February 15, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Denver Herren presented the Royal Bahamas Police Force Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ferguson, and his team with over $245,000 worth of new ballistic vests, gear, uniforms, and equipment for several RBPF units to protect them in the line of duty. At the handover ceremony, the Chargé d’ Affaires highlighted ...
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Remarks – US Embassy Donates $250K in Ballistics Protective Gear to RBPF

Official remarks by U.S. Charge d’Affaires James Denver Herren Good Morning. Today I am pleased and honored to mark this official presentation and handover of ballistics protective gear and other equipment to the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.  This equipment is being transferred to the RBPF to ...
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The US Embassy Supports Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

The U.S. Mission to The Bahamas is working together with the Government of The Bahamas and the Bahamian people to respond in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  The U.S. Government provided The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands with satellite imagery to aid in recovery, and relief efforts. The information gained from the imagery has ...
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Remarks – The Bahamas National Drug Survey Conference

Remarks by US Charge d’Affaires Lisa Johnson, Royal Bahamas Police Force Headquarters Protocol having been established.  Good Morning.  It is a pleasure to be here with you today for the release of the National Household Drug Survey and the Rapid Situational Assessment of Drug Use and Drug Treatment in The Bahamas.  These studies were conducted by ...
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Students from Exuma Selected to Participate in Youth Ambassadors Program in the U.S.

Six students from L.N. Coakley High School in Exuma have been selected by U.S. Embassy Nassau to participate in the prestigious Youth Ambassadors Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through U.S. Embassy Nassau and implemented byWorld Learning.  World Learning is a global not-for-profit organization with educational and international development operations in more ...
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US Embassy and USNORTHCOM Celebrate Fourth of July

On Friday, June 30, the United States Embassy commemorated the 241st Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America by hosting a celebration at Liberty Overlook.  Once again, the event was held in partnership with the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and included more than 400 of the Embassy’s key contacts representing the government, the ...
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U.S. Charge d’Affaires Extends Condolences on the Passing of Dr. Bernard Nottage

The United States government and the American people were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Bernard J. Nottage.   Those who had the privilege of working with him appreciated his willingness to tackle some of the thorniest issues in our countries’ bilateral relationship and his ability to do so with warmth and kindness. During his ...
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USNORTHCOM Donates $1.8M Emergency Relief Warehouse on Inagua to NEMA

On Thursday, June 22, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Humanitarian Assistance Program funded $1.8 million emergency relief warehouse in Great Inagua.  NORTHCOM has been working with NEMA since December 2009 to support their long standing requirement to have three regionally located emergency ...
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Remarks – USNORTHCOM Funds $1.8M Emergency Relief Warehouse on Inagua

Remarks by US Charge d’Affaires Lisa Johnson Ladies and gentlemen, good morning.  It is a pleasure to visit Great Inagua.  I’m delighted you have joined us here to celebrate the continued partnership between the United States and The Bahamas, including ensuring the safety of all citizens in the region as we enter another hurricane season. ...
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Op-Ed: Defending Democracy with Diplomacy in Venezuela

By U.S. Charge d’Affaires Lisa Johnson The Bahamas and the United States share a deep democratic tradition. With the most recent elections in The Bahamas, I witnessed first-hand the power of that democracy and the dedication of the Bahamian people to that tradition. With nearly 90% voter turnout, there is no doubt Bahamians enjoy their ...
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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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