Hands on in the BahamasAs Ambassador, governing over one of the largest DEA offices in the world, Avant focused heavily on supporting and engaging with the various law enforcement bureaus at Post, allowing the systematic protection of the United States to be felt locally and across the shores. Along with the government of The Bahamas and the Minister of National Security, the U.S. Embassy, under the leadership of Ambassador Avant, hosted a Regional Security conference with special guest, DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano in November of 2011. With great aplomb, Avant focused on five priority initiatives: education, alternative energy, economic and small business development, women’s empowerment, and raising awareness surrounding the challenges facing people with disabilities. Under Avant’s guidance, the U.S. Embassy continued with the Ministry of Education to sponsor the nation’s Read to Lead Program, which encouraged youth to develop and embrace a lifelong love of reading. With a penchant for excellence, Avant invited Geoffrey Canada, one of the world’s leading Education strategists to share his best practices and proven academic acumen with the Ministry of Education and other Bahamian leaders towards the advancement of the education system and related platforms. Other educational achievements that occurred under Avant’s watchful eye included an annual Martin Luther King essay competition for high school students as well as an annual Oceans competition, which encouraged sustainable energy practices amongst Bahamian youth.

U.S. Ambassador-designate Nicole Avant arrives in The Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas - U.S. Ambassador-designate Nicole Avant arrived in The Bahamas On Wednesday, October 14th, U.S. Ambassador-Designate Nicole A. Avant arrived in The Bahamas to take up her post as the thirteenth U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas on Thursday, October 22.

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1. Nicole Avant sworn in by U.S. Secretary of State as Ambassador to the Bahamas

2. MLK Essay Winners return from U.S. Embassy sponsored visit to Civil Rights sites in Atlanta

3. US Ambassador Avant, On Official Visit to Eleuthera, Promotes Child Literacy

4. U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant travels to Andros

5. Ambassador Nicole Avant Engages Young Women

6. Emmy Award winning Journalist Shaun Robinson Visits the Bahamas

7. Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation - Awards Country's Brightest

8. U.S. Ambassador Launches "Master Artists of the Bahamas" Exhibit

9. U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant Raises Autism Awareness in the Bahamas

10. U.S. Ambassdor Nicole Avant donates $10,000 in Books to the "Read to Lead" program

11. U.S. Ambassador Avant Finishes Term in Bahamas

12. GB Chamber of Commerce 2011 Installation Banquet with Remarks by U.S. Ambassador, Nicole Avant

13. Nicole Avant at L.W. Young Junior High School Literacy Assembly

14. U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant Speech at the Bahamas Red Rose Ball

15. New AUTEC Agreement Signed

16. Colourful Opening for 2nd Caribbean - United States Security Cooperation Dialogue

17. U.S. Ambassador Avant Opens the "Once Voice" Musical Gala Showcasing Young Bahamian and American Vocal Talent

18. U.S. Coast Guard's District Seven Commander Visits the Bahamas

19. The U.S. Embassy Invests In Bahamian Female Leaders through two Professional Exhchanges

20. U.S. Ambassador Hosts a Reception for Travel Professionals of Color Members

21. U.S. Ambassador Avant Donates Life Jackets to Abaco Students as part of Safe Boating Campaign

22. Ambassador Avant Presents Over $48,000 to Local Organizations for HIV/AIDS Prevention

23. U.S. Secretary Janet Napolitano Provides Keynote Address at the CBSI Caribbean - United States Security Cooperation Dialogue

24. U.S. Ambassador Avant Finishes Term in Bahamas

25. U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist Annia Hatch Pays a Courtesy Call on Ambassador Avant

26. Ambassador Avant Provides Scholarships to 25 Students to Participate in Women's Empowerment Summit

27. U.S. Northcom Commander and U.S. Ambassador Inspire Young Men at the Simpson Penn Center for Boys

28. U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant Marks the United States 235th Anniversary of Independence with "A Salute to California"

29. U.S. Embassy and US Northcom Celebrate the 235th Anniversary of Independence in Freeport Aboard the USS Vicksburg

30. US Ambassador Avant Profiled on Black America Web

31. Ambassador Avant Hosts Even to Launch The Bahamas Energy Conference and Home Builder's Show

32. Earving "Magic" Johnson gives keynote address at Bahamas Business Seminar

33. Ambassador Nicole Avant attends the Special Olympics in the Bahamas

34. Ambassador Avant gives keynoteat "Bahamas In Atlanta Event at Tyler Perry Studios

35. US Embassy; Nassau.Bahamas Galleries

35. Ambassador Nicole Avant Visits Cat Island to Walk in Sir Sidney Poitier's Footsteps

36. Commemorating "EKS Day" with Special Olympics Athletes in the Bahamas

37. The U.S. stands ready to partner with the Bahamas to Advance Renewable Energy, says Ambassador Nicole A. Avant

38. Ambassador Avant Holds Final Press Conference