Minister Henfield Independence Day Message

Posted on: July 7, 2017

July, 2017

Hon. Darren Allan Henfield MP

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Independence Day Message

 

To my colleagues in the Foreign Service, here in The Bahamas and posted in our offices and stations across the world; it is my pride and privilege to join you in the celebration of our nation’s 44th Anniversary of Independence.

As we reflect on the meaning of our country’s life as an independent, self-actualising and sovereign nation; let us be thankful for the blessings bestowed upon us.  That we are a unique, great little country; often known as the greatest little country in the world.

We are blessed with a nation of bright, energetic and striving people who have worked together over these years to preserve and protect our cherished way of life.

I take this opportunity to join all in the Foreign Service in renewing our pledge to work to defend the sovereignty of our Bahamas in the international arena and to enhance our interests abroad.

Toward this end, each of us in the Foreign Service knows that we represent the interests of all Bahamians across the spectrum of all ages, groups and affiliations, in Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco and across our Family of Islands and those Bahamians in the growing Diaspora who live in many other places throughout the world.

All of us, both here in Nassau and at our country’s various missions and embassies abroad are planning celebrations at this special time.

I wish you all, including the thousands of Bahamians overseas who will join you in celebration a Happy 44th Independence Anniversary.

We all work together, we strive together to achieve the same goals for our nation and we all celebrate together.

Darren A. Henfield

Minister of Foreign Affairs



All News

The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs Addresses UN High Level Meeting on the Impact of Hurricane Irma

For Immediate Release The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minster of Foreign Affairs Addresses UN High Level Meeting on the Impact of Hurricane Irma 18 September 2017 United Nations New York The Honourable Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs addressed a high level meeting convened by the UN Secretary General and the President of the General Assembly…

Collage of Minister Henfield in Preparations for UN High Level Meeting

  Pictures below: UN High Level Meeting on UN Reform 18 September 2017 United Nations, NY – Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon Darren Henfield, participating in the UN High Level Meeting on UN Reform convened by US President Trump.                              …

Chair of CARICOM Heads: Tour in Ragged Island, Post-Irma

16 September 2017 Chair of CARICOM Heads, the Hon Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, led a delegation to tour Ragged Island that was devastated by Hurricane Irma.

Congratulations Extended to Chile Celebrating Independence

Congratulations Extended to Chile Celebrating Independence September 18th, 2017 Chile has been our diplomatic partner since 1990, and our countries have continued to maintain friendly and cooperative relations. Therefore, the Government of The Bahamas extends congratulations to the Government and People of Chile as they celebrate their Independence Day. We are confident that these relations…

Congratulations Extended to Mexico Celebrating Independence

Congratulations Extended to Mexico Celebrating Independence (For) Saturday September 16th, 2017  Mexico has been our diplomatic partner since 1975, and our countries have continued to maintain friendly and cooperative relations.  Therefore, the Government of The Bahamas extends congratulations to the Government and People of Mexico as they celebrate their Independence Day. We are confident that…