For the fifth consecutive year, the U.S. Embassy partnered with Special Olympics Bahamas to host the annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day celebration at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence on Saturday, September 27.
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The second annual Potcakeman Triathlon was a thrilling morning at Jaws Beach on Saturday September 20th 2014. Over 200 participants took part in the 750m swim, 21km bike and 5k run or the shorter distanced ‘puppy tri’.
Acting Prime Minister Philip Davis, United States Chargè d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson, and Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Captain Stephen Russell along with other senior U.S. and Bahamian government officials, participated in the official opening of the North and Central Bahamas Disaster Conference held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort in Nassau.
As part of continuing U.S.-Bahamian bilateral cooperation under Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, the United States Embassy’s Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, and the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section teamed up to provide more than twenty Royal Bahamas Police Force officers from the Drug Enforcement and Marine Support Units advanced tactical training from September 9-11, 2014 in Exuma.
The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF) announced this week it has commenced the design of artwork for their Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden that will be installed in the near-shore waters of western New Providence.
Celebrating the accomplishments of women artists, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, opened the Central Bank of The Bahamas art exhibition, “INSTINCT” – the new artwork of nine dynamic painters and sculptors on September 18.
In an effort to reinforce their Quality Management System, manage their fire risks, and reinforce Health and Safety in the workplace, Ports International’s employees received a Fire Safety Training and Demonstration from local company Bahamas Fire & Safety.
The Prime Minister addressed recent agreement by the Government to remove various customs fees paid by Port Licencees from July 2013, while touring the Grand Bahama Shipyard.
On Wednesday, September 17, the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section held a reception at Liberty Overlook in appreciation of its key partners who support safe travel and provide services to assist American citizens in The Bahamas.