The Bahamas successful in bid for seat on ITU Council 2019-2023 term

Bahamas successful in bid for seat on ITU Council When the new session of the Council of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), meets to begin its work for the next four years, The Bahamas will be seated as one of the Council’s 48 member states. The Bahamas was successful in its first bid to sit…

The Bahamas Observes United Nations Day – 24th October 2018

Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24 October 2018 Bahamas Observes United Nations Day The Commonwealth of The Bahamas joins the international community in the observance of the 73rd Anniversary of the United Nations Charter, first celebrated 24th October, 1945. The work of the United Nations over the last seven decades serves as a light of hope…

Remarks by The Hon. Darren Henfield at the LJM Maritime Institute Graduation

REMARKS The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of   Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister   LJM Maritime Institute Graduation 18 October 2018 Protocol. Good Evening. The Prime Minister regrets that he is unable to attend this evening.  But he asked that I offer his personal greetings and congratulations….

Press Release on Severe Flooding in Trinidad and Tobago

For Immediate Release Ministry of Foreign Affairs 22 October 2018   Severe Flooding in Trinidad and Tobago The Ministry is monitoring the situation in Trinidad and Tobago where there have been reports of severe flooding over the weekend. The Ministry has made contact today with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Trinidad and Tobago and…

The Bahamas Elected to The United Nations Humans Rights Council 2019-2021

New York, New York 12 October, 2018 BAHAMAS ELECTED TO UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL The Bahamas was elected by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on 12 October 2018 to serve on the Human Rights Council (HRC).  The HRC was created by the UNGA in 2006, replacing the former UN Human Rights Commission, and is the UN…

The Bahamas attends 39th Session of Human Rights Council

Ambassador Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director-General, led a delegation to the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Members included Ms. Jennifer Stuart-Bastian, Counsel, Office of The Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs. The session represented the first session convened under the leadership of Ms. Michelle Bachelet the newly appointed United Nations High…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release-Hurricane Florence

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise the general public that we are closely monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Florence.  The Ministry is in contact with The Bahamas’ Consul General in Atlanta as it relates to the safety of our students.  Our students have been advised to follow…

BAHAMAS IS ELECTED TO SEAT ON BUREAU OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL CONFERENCE DEALING WITH MARINE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IN AREAS BEYOND NATIONAL JURISDICTION

6 September 2018 New York An Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) has been convened at the United Nations (New York) to negotiate an international, legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The international legally binding instrument is expected to address issues such as guiding approaches…