Panama Canal Commissioning Ceremony

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell (4th from left second row) at the commissioning ceremony for the expanded Panama Canal 26th June. Shown with the leaders of the hemisphere. Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell greeting Panama’s Vice President Isabel Saint Malo at the commissioning ceremony of the Panama Canal expansion 26th June.

STATEMENT ON THE REFERENDUM RESULTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND IMMIGRATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON THE REFERENDUM RESULTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 24 June 2016 The voters in the United Kingdom (UK) chose last evening to exit the European Union (EU) following a referendum. The Bahamas has deep and historic ties with both the UK and the…

STATEMENT ON BUDDY HIELD JOINING THE NBA

STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON BUDDY HIELD JOINING THE NBA June 24, 2016 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas, extends congratulations to Buddy Hield, who is a native of Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama on his joining the National Basketball Association (NBA),…

FORMER HAITI CG CALLS ON CARROLL

NEW YORK — Mr. Charles A. Forbin, former Consul General to New York for the Republic of Haiti, accompanied by two businessmen, paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Forrester J Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, at Bahamas Consulate General, 231 East 46th. Street, on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Discussions centered on doing…

KNOWLES NEARING COMPLETION OF INTERNSHIP AT THE EMBASSY OF THE BAHAMAS

KNOWLES NEARING COMPLETION OF INTERNSHIP AT THE EMBASSY OF THE BAHAMAS WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nicholas Richard Knowles, a 19-year-old Bahamian student at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, is nearing the completion of a five-week internship at the Embassy of The Bahamas in Washington, D.C., an experience that he describes as the “first steps” towards…

ZONICLE IS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT AFRICA DAY CELEBRATIONS

ATLANTA, Georgia — Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., was the keynote speaker at the Africa Heritage Foundation’s 20th Anniversary and Africa Day Celebrations at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, Friday, June 17, 2016. The Africa Heritage Foundation is focusing on launching economic empowerment and bridging the gap between the nations…

New Chinese Ambassador H.E. Huang Qinguo

NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, The Hon. Fred Mitchell along with Ministry officials welcomed the new Ambassador-designate of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Huang Qinguo at Foreign Affairs headquarters. June 23rd 2016. Captions: Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell greets the new Chinese Ambassador Huang Qinguo at the Foreign Ministry…

PLANS BEING FINALIZED FOR BAHAMAS INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS IN D.C.

PLANS BEING FINALIZED FOR BAHAMAS INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS IN D.C.   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Plans are being finalized for events in the Washington, D.C., area celebrating the 43rd anniversary of The Bahamas’ attainment of independence.   Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., who is spearheading the events being organized, has announce that the…

BETHEL ELECTED TO CEDAW FOUR-YEAR TERM

BETHEL ELECTED TO CEDAW FOUR-YEAR TERM UNITED NATIONS, 21 June, 2016 — Marion Bethel, the noted Bahamian attorney and author, is among the 11 experts elected to serve on the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), replacing those whose four-year terms are set to expire at the end of 2016….