A/PDAS Merten Participates in CARICOM Meetings in Nassau

In an exclusive interview with State department alum Taneka Thompson (Editor, The Tribune) Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Kenneth Merten said the U.S. government is looking to increase its engagement with countries in the region including The Bahamas. This is in an effort to find ways to grow economies, ...
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The Bahamas Maintains a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2017 Trafficking In Persons Report

On Tuesday, June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2017 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report.  The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. ...
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“The Dream” Photo Contest – Entry Deadline Extended

“The Dream” Photo Contest Contest Sponsors “The Dream” Photo Contest is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, U. S. Embassy Nassau. Description of Contest Objectives The US Embassy in Nassau invites you to participate in “The Dream”, a digital photography contest that promotes reflection of the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and ...
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US Charge Meets with The Bahamas’ CEDAW Representative Marion Bethel

On August 17, Marion Bethel, paid a courtesy call to the U.S. Charge d’Affaires Lisa Johnson at the U.S. Embassy to discuss her recent appointment to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), which will run for a period of four years. On June 22, Ms. Bethel was among 11 experts ...
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Releases the 2015 Human Rights Report

On Wednesday, April 13th, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered remarks in Washington, D.C. on the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (HRRs). The Secretary of State is required by law to provide to Congress every year, “a full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights.” In accordance with ...
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