INDEPENDENCE PICNIC IN CHICAGO

CHICAGO, Illinois – Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, joined local and visiting Bahamians at the annual Bahamas Association picnic at Foster Beach on Saturday, July 9, 2016, celebrating the 43rd anniversary of The Bahamas’ attainment of independence from Great Britain on July 10, 1973. The Bahamas Consulate Chicago helped sponsor the…

FAREWELL TOAST

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After presiding over his first meeting as Chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming (center), The Bahamas’ Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OAS and Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, is pictured with H.E….

RAHMING CHAIRS FIRST PERMANENT COUNCIL MEETING

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In his capacity as The Bahamas’ Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming presided over his first regular meeting as Chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Simón Bolívar Hall at the…

Bahamas participates in UN debate on human rights

The Bahamas delegation to the United Nations (UN) in New York is participating in the high level thematic debate, ‘UN@70: Human Rights at the Centre of the Global Agenda’, which commenced Tuesday, 12 July 2016 and will conclude Wednesday, 13 July 2016. The two-day event, organised by the President of the General Assembly of the…

Bahamas participates in UN Historic debate

UNITED NATIONS, New York — Bahamas participates in UN Historic debate of candidates for the post of UN Secretary General. Pictured left to right: First Secretary Charice Rolle, DG Brennen-Haylock and DPR Tishka Francis.

Bahamas Delegation for State Funeral of former PM Patrick Manning

Trinidad and Tobago — Delegation for State Funeral of former PM Patrick Manning spent an evening at the home of Hon Consul for The Bahamas to Trinidad and Tobago, Dr E Monica Davis. Visiting distinguished attendees included Deputy PM Hon Philip Brave Davis and former PM Rt Hon Hubert Ingraham, seated in front row of…

INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY FLAG-RAISING CEREMONY HELD IN CHICAGO

CHICAGO, Illinois – The Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul in Chicago, celebrated Bahamian Independence with local Bahamians and elected officials at the first official flag-raising ceremony in his jurisdiction on Friday, July 8, 2016, acknowledging the 43rd anniversary of the country’s independence and the sister city relationship between the Village of Richton Park,…

BAHAMIAN U.S. COAST GUARD ENSIGN WAS AMONG GUESTS AT INDEPENDENCE PICNIC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Among the Bahamians in the Diaspora who enjoyed the picnic organized by The Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex and the Bahamian American Association in the D.C. area on Saturday, July 9, 2016 as one of the activities celebrating the 43rd anniversary of The Bahamas attainment of independence from Great Britain was Ensign Nakera…

BAHAMAS INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATED IN GRAND STYLE IN D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 43rd anniversary of The Bahamas’ attainment of independence from Great Britain was celebrated in the Washington, D.C. area in grand style over the weekend with a series of events highlighted by a Bahamian High Tea and Concert at the Hyatt in Bethesda on Independence Day, Sunday, July 10, that featured a…