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Security Alert
January 24, 2024

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Nassau advises U.S. citizens to be aware that 18 murders have occurred in Nassau since the beginning of 2024.  Murders have occurred at all hours including in broad daylight on the streets.  Retaliatory gang violence has been the primary motive in 2024 murders.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise extreme caution in the eastern part of New Providence Island (Nassau)
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt
  • Review your personal security plans


U.S. Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas
#42 Queen Street, Nassau
U.S. Embassy Nassau webpage: Services for U.S. and Local Citizens – U.S. Citizen Services – U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas (usembassy.gov)

For U.S. Citizens in an Emergency:          

Call State Department – Consular Affairs at:

1-888-407-4747 (when dialing from within the U.S.)

1 (202) 501-4444 (when dialing from overseas)

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