CANADA’S ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION MANDATORY AS OF 30 SEPTEMBER 2016

PRESS RELEASE  CANADA’S ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION MANDATORY AS OF 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 The High Commission for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in Canada wishes to remind Bahamians that, as of 30 September 2016, the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will be mandatory. The eTA is a new electronic document requirement for visa-exempt travellers, from countries like…

BAHAMAS CONSUL GENERAL HOSTS RECEPTION FOR EXNIHILO ART CENTER

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In recognition of its ongoing commitment to “bolster art education, cultural exchange and economic growth in The Bahamas,” Ms. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., hosted a cocktail reception for the Exnihilo Art Center at the Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., on Thursday, April 4, 2016. Special…

Statement from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Hurricane Earl in Belize

Press Release Statement from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Hurricane Earl in Belize The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas expresses its sympathy to the Government and people of Belize, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Earl that resulted in excessive damage to infrastructures and buildings, and the…

BUCKEYE EXECUTIVE UPDATES AMBASSADOR ON FREEPORT PETROLEUM STORAGE OPERATIONS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mr. Steven E. Some, Director of Government Relations with Buckeye Partners L.P., headquartered in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, updated His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, on his company’s petroleum storage operations in Freeport, Grand Bahamas, during a visit to The Bahamas Embassy, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., on Tuesday, August…

Passport Clinic and Meeting with Bahamians in Toronto

The Bahamas High Commission wishes to remind Bahamians that it will be hosting a passport clinic from 8-12 August 2016 in Toronto, Ontario at The Bahamas Tourism Office located at 212-2150 Islington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M9P 3V4 Canada, Phone: 416-241-6183.   To book an appointment to attend the Toronto Passport Clinic, please contact The Bahamas…

Young Bahamian Woman Tragically Shot in Atlanta

  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has the sad duty to advise that Ms Shanna Smith, a 24 year old young Bahamian woman, was shot in Atlanta sometime around 5.30am 4 August 2016. The shooting incident occurred in the Cascades neighbourhood, located in South West Atlanta.   Ms Smith was on her way…

Courtesy Call by His Excellency John Pilbeam, High Commissioner of Australia

Nassau, Bahamas — Courtesy Call by His Excellency John Pilbeam, High Commissioner of Australia, on the Hon. Jerome K. Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology on Thursday 28 July 2016.  Courtesy Call by His Excellency John Pilbeam, High Commissioner of Australia, on Romell K Knowles, Secretary General of The Bahamas Olympic Committee on Thursday…

BOSTWICK COURTESY CALL

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Janet Bostwick paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Mrs. Bostwick, who was accompanied by her grandson John Henry Bostwick III, headed…