The International Women’s Empowerment Summit, 20th to 21st October 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS of Interest The International Women’s Empowerment Summit, 20th to 21st October 2016Empowering Women to Pursue their Dreams The International Women’s Empowerment Summit (IWES) is a forum for women professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world and the Caribbean to meet, inspire, and learn from each other. Speakers and discussion sessions will address the…

SCOTT ATTENDS EVENT AT SRI LANKA CONSULATE

LOS ANGELES, California — Hon. Cedric A. Scott (left), Honorary Consul for The Bahamas to California, was among the members of Consular Corps who attended an event hosted by the Hon. Swarna Gunaratner (right), Consul General of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Consulate…

Press Release: World Expo 2020: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Press Release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration 25 August 2016 World Expo 2020: Dubai, United Arab Emirates The Commonwealth of The Bahamas has decided to participate in the World Expo 2020, which will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), October 2020 – 10 April 2021. In preparing for its participation…

Bahamian athletes compete in Lausanne, Switzerland

25 August Lausanne, Switzerland — Two Bahamian athletes competed in the Athletissima 2016 meet in Lausanne, Switzerland held Thursday, 25 August, placing second and sixth in their events.  Stephen Gardiner placed second in the men’s 400 m while Donald Thomas placed sixth in the high jump. Atletissima is an annual international competition sponsored by the IAAF…

STATEMENT ON EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY

For Immediate Release STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY August 24 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its sympathy to the people of Italy, following yesterday’s devastating earthquake. Our overseas offices will be monitoring events to ensure that Bahamians within that region are safe. A diplomatic note will be sent…

Bahamas has ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Bahamas has ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP), held in Paris, France, the Parties adopted the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which was opened for signature on 22 April 2016. The Right Hon. Prime Minister of The…

Bahamian awarded 2016 British Chevening Scholarship

British High Commission : Bahamian awarded 2016 British Chevening Scholarship   24 August 2016   For immediate release   Bahamian awarded 2016/17 Chevening Scholarship The British High Commission Kingston is pleased to announce that a Bahamian has been awarded 2016-2017 Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK.   The 2016-17 Chevening scholar is Dr Sean…

AMBASSADOR VIEWING OLYMPIC PHOTOS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, is pictured looking at two enlarged photos of The Bahamas’ Olympic Medal winners during the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5 – 21. The photos of Shaunae Miller, who won a gold medal in the women’s…