Executive members of FIDA pay a call on Ambassador Rahming and Consul General Carroll

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Executive members of FIDA pay a call on Ambassador Rahming and Consul General Carroll

On Friday, 17 March 2017 executive members of the Grand Bahama Branch of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) paid on a courtesy call on Permanent Representative to the Bahamas Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Elliston Rahming, and Consul General in New York, Mr. Forrester Carroll.

During the call, the FIDA members, Ms. Jethlyn Burrows, Justice Petra Hanna-Weekes and Ms. Charisse Brown, who are part of The Bahamas delegation to the Sixty-First Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, still ongoing at United Nations Headquarters in New York, offered information about their organisation. They informed that the mission of FIDA, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, is to enhance and promote the welfare of women and children, the study of comparative law, and the principles and the aims of the United Nations in their legal and social aspects.

Ms. Burrows presently serves as the President of FIDA. Justice Hanna-Weekes serves as the Vice-President of the North American regional arm of FIDA. Ms. Brown is the Director of FIDA/Grand Bahama.

This year, The Bahamas because it holds currently the chair of the President of FIDA, will host the international convention of the FIDA .Held every three years, it is anticipated that international event will attract hundreds of women attorneys world-over to gather in Freeport, Grand Bahama from 13-17 November 2017.

During the international convention, members traditionally make recommendations, embodied in resolutions, which are thereafter published in FIDA periodicals and circulated to be acted upon by its members in their respective countries. The conventions also provide FIDA members the opportunity to network and to formulate policies towards strengthening the organisation.

Ambassador Rahming and Consul General Carroll provided advice and offered assistance to the FIDA members relative to arrangements for the holding of the international convention in The Bahamas.

Please find attached a photo of the FIDA members with Ambassador Rahming and Consul General Carroll (from left to right: Justice Petra Hanna-Weekes, Ambassador Rahming, Ms. Jethlyn Burrows, Dr. Valencia Carroll, Consul General Carroll, Ms. Charisse Brown)



All News

BUST OF SIR LYNDEN UNVEILED AT OAS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of The Bahamas, unveiled a memorial bust of her late husband, Sir Lynden Pindling, the first Prime Minister of The Bahamas, during an impressive ceremony in the Hall of Heroes at the Organization of American States (OAS), 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., on Thursday,…

Unveiling of the commemorative bust in honour of the late Sir Lynden Pindling at OAS

20 April 2017, Washington, DC. H.E. the Governor General, Dame Marguarite Pindling, and the Attorney General, Senator Allyson Maynard Gibson with the Director General, Ambassadors, Consuls General and staff of the Consulate General just before going to the Organization of American States for the unveiling of the commemorative bust in honour of the late Sir…

OAS – GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

OAS – GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM   2017 Scholarship Opportunity for Citizens of The Bahamas Scholarship Application Deadline: May 31, 2017   The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS), through the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE), and the Government of the Commonwealth of The…

Parliamentary Registration Department Notices for Advanced & Overseas Polls

Commonwealth of The Bahamas  Ministry of National Security Parliamentary Registration Department   PUBLIC NOTICE   GENERAL ELECTIONS – WEDNESDAY, 10th MAY, 2017   APPOINTED DAY FOR THE ADVANCED POLL -WEDNESDAY, 3rd MAY, 2017 The Parliamentary Commissioner hereby informs the general public that the Governor-General in accordance with section 54(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 7) has appointed…

Bahamas Delegation in DC for the unveiling of the commemorative bust of Sir Lynden Pindling

Bahamas Delegation in Washington, DC for the unveiling of the commemorative bust of Sir Lynden Pindling at the Organization of American States. 19 April