Youth Ambassadors 2018 -New Providence (Deadline Extended)

U.S. Embassy Nassau is pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for the Youth Ambassadors with the Caribbean Program – Nassau Cohort! Students and potential adult mentors from New Providence have until Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to apply. The program will take place in the United States August 7 – …

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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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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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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Maria

The State Department warns U.S. citizens of the approach of Hurricane Maria, currently a Category 5 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 Caicos Islands.  U.S. citizens residing and traveling in coastal areas …

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Security Message for the Bahamas

The Department of State informs U.S. citizens that it has lifted the Travel Warning for The Bahamas and the Embassy has resumed normal operations following Hurricane Irma.  The ordered departure of U.S. Embassy non-emergency employees and family members stationed in Nassau and Freeport has been recinded. The Travel Warning for all of The Bahamas, including …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Providenciales Airport (Turks and Caicos) Reopened

The State Department informs U.S. citizens that the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) announces the resumption of international commercial flight operations at Providenciales on September 11, 2017, following the passage of Hurricane IRMA. Travelers should contact their respective commercial airline for information on individual itineraries. Please work directly with commercial airline carriers to …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Closure Due to Hurricane Irma

he United States Embassy will be closed on September 8-11 due to hurricane Irma.  Please be advised that the Embassy plans to resume normal business operations on Tuesday, September 12 at 8:00 a.m. For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone:  242-322-1181 . General information on …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Bahamas Travel Warning

The Department of State recommends U.S. citizens avoid all travel to The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands due to Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm. On September 6, the Department ordered the departure of non-essential U.S. government employees and their family members due to Hurricane Irma. A Hurricane Warning has been issued for Turks and …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Government Assisted Departure Related to Hurricane Irma

September 6, 2017 This message is to advise U.S. citizens residing and traveling in The Bahamas that Hurricane Irma, currently a Category 5 storm, is projected to significantly impact The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands.  On September 6, 2017 the Department of State approved Ordered Departure for certain Embassy staff and their family members from Nassau and Freeport in The Bahamas. …

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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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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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Security Message: U.S. Embassy Nassau phone outage planned for Saturday, June 24, 2017

The U.S. Embassy’s phone lines will be out of service for a planned maintenance outage beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, but embassy phone service is expected to be restored by 7:30 p.m. that same day.  For after-hours embassy emergency duty calls during that June 24 timeframe, please dial +242 422-6246. For further …

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Security Message: Nassau Demonstration Scheduled for Sunday April 2, 2017

A demonstration is scheduled to take place on Sunday April 2, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm from the parking lot at Scotia Bank Cable Beach Branch (near the Melia and Breezes hotels) and proceeding to the Prime Minister’s Office (near Goodman’s Bay Park). Election season has started in The Bahamas. Demonstrations and/or protests …

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Worldwide Caution for U.S. Citizens

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September …

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U.S. Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Regional Benefits Office on February 23, 2017

The following message is to notify U.S. citizens living in The Bahamas that a representative of the U.S. Regional Federal Benefits Office will be in Nassau on Thursday, February 23, 2017.  The officer will have a live Guardian Talk Radio segment on “Morning Blend with Dwight Strachan” on Thursday, February 23, from 7:30-8:30 a.m.  A …

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Temporary Suspension of Services at U.S. Consular Agency in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

The following message is to notify U.S. citizens living in and travelling to the Turks & Caicos Islands that office hours and appointments for routine consular services at the U.S. Consular Agency in Providenciales have been temporarily suspended until further notice.  The Embassy hopes to resume services as soon as possible, and apologizes for any …

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Nassau Majority Rule Day March (Second Planned Demonstration)

A second planned demonstration is scheduled to take place in Nassau on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, during the Bahamas’ Majority Rule Day holiday, commencing at approximately 7:00 a.m. at Windsor Park, proceeding north on East Street, west on Bay Street, and south on Market Street terminating at the Southern Recreation Ground. Even demonstrations intended to …

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Security Message: Nassau Black Friday Protest Scheduled for November 25, 2016

A #WeMarch demonstration calling for a 12-hour occupation of Bay Street in Nassau is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 25, 2016, commencing at 1:00 p.m. at Arawak Cay (“Fish Fry”) and proceeding east on Bay Street to Rawson Square (“Parliament”). The U.S. Embassy in Nassau advises U.S. citizens to avoid areas of demonstrations, …

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Security Message: Avoid Sand Trap Area in Nassau

U.S. citizens are advised that the U.S. Embassy in Nassau has placed the Sand Trap off limits to Embassy personnel and their families due to the ongoing association with known criminal elements and the recent shooting incident that killed one person and wounded two others. The establishment also is the launching point for various jet …

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Security Message: Update on Zika Virus in The Bahamas

November 18, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Nassau provides this update of its previous message informing U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for The Bahamas  regarding the Zika virus .  The CDC has concluded that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects …

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Travel Warning for The Bahamas Cancelled

The U.S. Embassy in Nassau has resumed normal operations following Hurricane Matthew.  The authorized departure of family members of U.S. Embassy employees stationed in Nassau and Freeport has been lifted.  The Travel Warning for all of The Bahamas, including Grand Bahama Island and North Andros, has been cancelled.  This message replaces the Travel Warning issued …

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Voting in 2016 U.S. Elections

Act now to ensure your vote counts in November! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate …

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Grand Bahama Assistance – Hurricane Matthew

U.S. citizens in Grand Bahama who need emergency assistance in returning to the U.S. should make their interest known by meeting with a consular officer on Sunday, October 9th at 2-4 PM at Grand Bahama International Airport’s international terminal. Otherwise, citizens should email 2016StormMatthewEmergencyUSC@state.gov or for those without email access, you may call 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444. For …

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Continued Driving Safety in The Bahamas & Restored U.S. Embassy Nassau Communications

The Embassy advises U.S. citizens in New Providence to avoid traveling after dark due to downed power lines and pedestrians using streets.  Avoid routes around crowded gas stations unless necessary due to congestion and reports of occasional tensions due to sometimes long lines. U.S. Embassy Nassau’s communications are also restored.  For emergencies involving U.S. citizens …

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Limited Communications at U.S. Embassy Nassau – Hurricane Matthew

U.S. citizens in Grand Bahama who need emergency assistance in returning to the U.S. should make their interest known by meeting with a consular officer on Sunday, October 9th at 2-4 PM at Grand Bahama International Airport’s international terminal. Otherwise, citizens should email 2016StormMatthewEmergencyUSC@state.gov or for those without email access, you may call 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444. For …

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LPIA to Reopen – Hurricane Matthew

The State Department informs U.S. citizens that the Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. has announced that normal operations at Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau will resume on Saturday, October 8, 2016.  Travelers should contact their respective airline for information on individual itineraries. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, …

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NEMA Issues “All Clear” Following Hurricane Matthew

The State Department informs U.S. citizens that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of The Bahamas has issued an “all clear.” Similarly, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau has lifted the shelter-in-place order for employees and their family members. However, there is extensive damage throughout Nassau, Freeport/Grand Bahama, and other islands. In Nassau, there are downed …

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Authorized Departure for U.S. Embassy Employees – Hurricane Matthew

The State Department warns U.S. citizens of the approach of Hurricane Matthew and recommends U.S. citizens avoid all travel OR avoid non-essential travel to the Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands. The National Hurricane Center (NHC; www.nhc.noaa.gov) reports that Hurricane Matthew is headed for The Bahamas and a hurricane warning has been issued.  Hurricane …

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Hurricane Warning and Watch Issued – Hurricane Matthew

The following Emergency Message is being transmitted to alert U.S. citizens to the development and progress of Hurricane Matthew. The National Hurricane Center (NHC; www.nhc.noaa.gov) reports that Hurricane Matthew is headed for The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands and a hurricane warning is now in effect for Southeastern Bahamas, including the Mayaguana, Inagua, …

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Hurricane Watch Issued – Hurricane Matthew

The following Emergency Message is being transmitted to alert U.S. citizens to the development and progress of Hurricane Matthew. The National Hurricane Center (NHC; www.nhc.noaa.gov) reports that Hurricane Matthew is headed for The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands and a hurricane watch has been issued for Southeastern Bahamas, including the Inaguas, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, …

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Hurricane Matthew

The State Department warns U.S. citizens of the approach of Hurricane Matthew and recommends U.S. citizens avoid non-essential travel to the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The National Hurricane Center (NHC; www.nhc.noaa.gov) reports that Hurricane Matthew is headed for The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands and a hurricane watch has been issued …

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American Spaces

The American Corner Nassau is a partnership between the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section and the College of The Bahamas. The Corner provides access to current and reliable information about the United States via book collections, the Internet, and through local programming to the general public.  The American Corner serves as an information outpost similar …

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Tropical Disturbance

The following Emergency Message is being transmitted to alert U.S. citizens in The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. As of August 24th, a tropical wave over the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico is currently bringing heavy winds and significant rain to those areas. This system could become a tropical storm or tropical depression at any …

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Zika Virus Reported in the Turks and Caicos Islands

The United States Embassy in Nassau, The Bahamas informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has added the Turks and Caicos Islands to  its advisories regarding the Zika Virus .  For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website .  To obtain CDC travel notices , call the CDC at 1-800- CDC -INFO (1-800-232-4636) from within the United States, or 1-404-639-3534 from overseas or …

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Remarks – Official Ceremony for Safeboat Handover to RBPF

Good morning.  Today I am delighted to officially present two 41-foot Apostle Marine Interceptors, built by SafeBoats International, to the Government of The Bahamas. These state-of-the art vessels are being transferred to the Marine Support Services Unit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force to increase its capacity for interdiction operations under Operation Bahamas, Turks and …

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