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Why The Rainbow Flag?

By Brian A. Nichols Brian A. Nichols is the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the United States Department of State  When my grandparents emigrated to the United States from Barbados, they didn’t know if they would manage to make a life for themselves in the U.S.  They certainly never imagined their ...
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USNORTHCOM Collaborates with the National Emergency Management Agency of The Bahamas on a National Disaster Response Exercise

On behalf of the U.S. government, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and The Bahamas’ National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) concluded Restoration Island Cays, an annual whole-of-government disaster response exercise, last week. This is the fourth iteration of Restoration Island Cays, which tests The Bahamas’ response to a Category 5 Hurricane impacting the nation. In the National Emergency Operations Centre, NEMA staff workedwith personnel ...
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USNORTHCOM Delivers Third Kitchen Unit for Disaster Response to the National Emergency Management Agency of The Bahamas

On behalf of the U.S. government, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) recently delivered a third temporary kitchen unit to The Bahamas’ National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), prior to the start of the 2022 Hurricane Season. The kitchen unit, which is intended for use by NEMA following a disaster, valued at nearly $260,000, will augment the temporary ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates LGBTQI+ Pride Month in June

Nassau, The Bahamas | June 1, 2022 On June 1, 2022, the United States Embassy in Nassau raised the rainbow Pride Flag to support the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons in The Bahamas and around the world.  The Embassy joins U.S. Embassies in more than 100 countries in flying the rainbow flag.  As President Biden ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols Makes Bahamas First Stop of Caribbean Tour

Nassau, The Bahamas | May 24, 2022 The United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Brian A. Nichols visited The Bahamas on May 22-24. His visit emphasized the high priority of The Bahamas within the region, and the importance of the enduring partnership between the United States and The Bahamas.  Assistant ...
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