United States Donates $3.6M in Modular Shelters, Rescue Boats, and Construction Materials for Hurricane Response in The Bahamas

The Embassy of the United States in Nassau delivered $3.6 million dollars-worth of modular shelters, medical evacuation boats, and construction materials to The Ministry for Disaster Preparedness, Management, and Reconstruction just in time for peak hurricane season. Chargé d’Affaires John McNamara delivered the donation to Minister for Disaster Preparedness, Management, and Reconstruction the Honourable Iram …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas

Location:  The Bahamas  Event:     March 30 Update: Commercial and Charter Flights to the United States March 31st Commercial Flight Availability to the United States As of 1700 EDT March 30, the only known commercial flights to the United States from The Bahamas on March 31 are: George Town, Exuma (GGT) to Fort Lauderdale at 2:30 p.m. – …

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Remarks – Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers: BPL’s Installation of TM2500 Engine

Good morning, and welcome to this momentous event.  Although I will stand on the established protocol, I would like to acknowledge the Most Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, as well as the CEO of GE Gas Power Americas Mr. Eric Gray, for having the vision and foresight to find a progressive solution to the …

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U.S. Coast Guard Volunteers Assist with Hurricane Dorian Recovery Efforts on Grand Bahama

On February 28, crewmembers from the United States Coast Guard Cutter BERNARD C. WEBBER assisted the community of Grand Bahama Island which was severely impacted by Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.  At the Sir Charles Hayward Library in Freeport, the volunteers prepped the library to renovate the floor that was damaged by the hurricane storm …

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Coast Guard Petty Officer Meritoriously Advanced During State of the Coast Guard Address

On February 20, Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Karl Schultz, meritoriously advanced Emily Ford to the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class during the State of the Coast Guard Address, from Charleston, South Carolina.  The honor was a surprise for PO Ford as U.S. Embassy Nassau hosted a watch party of the announcement. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires …

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Remarks USS BAINBRIDGE Welcome Reception U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers

February 13, 2020 Ladies and gentlemen, partners and friends, good evening. It is such an honor to be aboard the USS BAINBRIDGE with all of you. Protocol having been established, I would still like to acknowledge Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest and Mrs. Turnquest, Minister Thompson, and Minister Lewis and Mrs. Lewis – thank you for …

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The United States and The Bahamas Sign Air Transport Agreement

On January 27, 2020, in Nassau, The Bahamas, Assistant Secretary Manisha Singh and Bahamian Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar signed the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the first bilateral air transport agreement negotiated by the two countries. …

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Department of State Breaks Ground on New U.S. Embassy in Nassau

In a display of enduring friendship and emphasizing the importance of the bilateral relationship between the United States and The Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, Foreign Minister Darren Henfield, Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers, Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Addison D. “Tad” Davis IV, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Nassau, …

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Remarks – Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Embassy Campus U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers

Standing on the protocol already established, I would like to express my appreciation to the Most Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister Henfield, Director Davis, President Schaeffer, and all the esteemed guests here with us tonight. Good evening and thank you for joining us. I know the past few weeks have been very difficult …

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U.S. Mission Does First Overflight of Abaco with Prime Minister Minnis

The U.S. Mission to The Bahamas is completely focused on assisting the victims of Hurricane Dorian. On September 3, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers accompanied Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and Vice Admiral Scott Buschman of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) on the first overflight of some of the affected areas in Abaco. In an update, Chargé d’Affaires Bowers said, “we are proud to stand hand in hand with our Bahamian friends and partners. Prime Minister Minnis and …

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Help Continues – U.S. Mission Brings Relief Supplies; Search and Rescue Teams to The Bahamas

The United States government remains completely dedicated to search, rescue, recovery, and relief efforts as The Bahamas grapples with the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian. In the early hours of September 5, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers greeted 57 members of the Virginia Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue team upon their arrival at …

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USS Stout Arrives for Nassau, Bahamas Port Call By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stacy M. Atkins Ricks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, for a scheduled port visit, June 12. The Norfolk-based destroyer arrived in the island nation’s port as part of a concerted effort to increase U.S. presence and reinforce the U.S. Navy’s commitment to a mutually beneficial partnership. “The Bahamas is …

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U.S. Government Donates $2M Long Range Radar Equipment to the RBDF

On April 17, U.S. and Bahamian government officials traveled to Matthew Town, Inagua for the commissioning of a $2M, state-of-the-art, Long-Range Coastal Radar System, made possible United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). Among those on hand for the ceremony, the Most Honourable Prime Minister, Dr.  Hubert Minnis; General O’Shaughnessy, Commander of the U.S. Northern Command; U.S. …

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U.S. Congressman Sean Maloney visits The Bahamas

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers recently hosted Congressman Sean Maloney representing New York’s 18th congressional district, and Commandant of the US Coast Guard Admiral Karl Schultz They experienced first hand the challenges our joint US Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and DEA operations face trying to bring down traffickers in 100,000 square miles of ocean over 700 …

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The White House Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit with Caribbean Leaders

The White House Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2019 Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit with Caribbean Leaders President Donald J. Trump will welcome the leaders of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia on Friday, March 22, 2019, …

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Notice: Change to Fee Collection Vendor

Please be advised that a new vendor has been chosen for fee collection for the processing of the Visa Applications for U.S. Embassy Nassau.  The new vendor as of August 1, 2018, will be Scotiabank Bahamas, please see branch listing below for contacts and hours. Scotiabank Bahamas # Branch Location Telephone Opening Hours 1 Nicholls Town …

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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio Visits The Bahamas

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations’ Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues, traveled to the Bahamas on May 2, where he met with Prime Minister Hubert Minnis to discuss bilateral relations, and thank the Bahamas for their leadership in working with …

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U.S. Embassy Nassau on The Bahamas Elections

The Embassy of the United States of America congratulates the people of The Bahamas on a successful election.  Citizens throughout The Bahamas exercised their constitutional right and civic responsibility, further strengthening The Bahamas’ robust democratic traditions.  The U.S. government looks forward to working with the newly elected representatives. Earlier this spring, the Governor General invited …

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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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US Embassy Donates Computers to the Attorney General’s Court Reporting Unit

The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section presented the Attorney General’s Court Reporting Unit with 28 computers on July 15th in support of The Bahamas’ efforts to strengthen the justice sector.  The donation is the latest in a series of donations designed to increase the Unit’s ability to deliver accurate and …

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DAS for Western Hemisphere Affairs Juan Gonzalez Makes Official Visit to The Bahamas

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Juan Gonzalez made an official two-day visit to The Bahamas April 18-19, 2016. His trip served as an opportunity to meet with senior government officials and highlight the U.S. commitment to The Bahamas and the region.

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