U.S. Embassy Announces 2018 Finalists for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Program

U.S. Embassy Nassau congratulates the three Bahamians selected to participate in the prestigious Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Program. The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds the initiative. The program brings together 250 business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States to collaborate ...
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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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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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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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Bahamian Student-Athletes Participate in a Dynamic Workshop Sponsored By GAFY and the US Embassy

On March 24, approximately 150 Bahamian student-athletes participated in an informative one-day workshop at the Melia Nassau Beach Hotel sponsored by U.S. Embassy Nassau in partnership with the non-profit Global Athletic Foundation for Youth (GAFY).  The goal of the program and partnership is to develop well-rounded students who excel academically, as well as athletically in ...
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ATF Partners with Bahamas Customs Department and RBPF on Small Arms Identification Training

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) delivered a Small Arms Identification Training for approximately 30 Bahamas Customs and RBPF officers from March 19-23 in Nassau.  The training was funded by the ATF and was part of ongoing U.S.-Bahamian cooperative efforts to curb the flow of illegal firearms into The Bahamas. The week-long ...
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Bahamian Environmentalist Receives Woman of Courage Award on International Women’s Day

On March 8, recognized globally as International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy hosted a reception at Liberty Overlook in honor of Fotini “Sam” Tsavousis-Duncombe, Embassy Nassau’s 2018 nominee for the Secretary of State’s Award for the International Women of Courage (WOC).  A cross-section of key contacts attended the event, including the wife of Prime Minister ...
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Emergency Message for US Citizens: Hurricane Maria Message #2

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Maria Message #2 Nassau, Bahamas, September 19, 2017 The following Emergency Message is being transmitted to alert U.S. citizens to the development of Hurricane Maria.  The National Hurricane Center (NHC; www.nhc.noaa.gov ) reports that Hurricane Maria is headed for the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Hurricane Maria is now a Category Five hurricane ...
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Emergency Message for US Citizens: Hurricane Maria

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Maria September 18, 2017 The State Department warns U.S. citizens of the approach of Hurricane Maria, currently a Category 3 storm, and recommends U.S. citizens avoid non-essential travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The National Hurricane Center (NHC; www.nhc.noaa.gov ) reports that Hurricane Maria is headed for the Turks and ...
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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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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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