Press Release from Courtesy Call Between SG Scotland and HC Bethel 100 days out from 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Press Release from Courtesy Call Between SG Scotland and HC Bethel 100 days out from 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

Commonwealth Youth Games: The Bahamas will be ‘capital of the Commonwealth’, says High Commissioner

The final hundred-day countdown for the first Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the Caribbean has begun.
The Games, which take place in July, will be the largest international sporting event ever to be hosted in The Bahamas, with up to 1300 athletes aged between 14 and 18.

“Any Games is important to the Bahamas. For one week The Bahamas will be the capital of the Commonwealth and all eyes will be on The Bahamas, so it’s very important,” High Commissioner to London Eldred E. Bethel said. “As you know tourism is the number one industry and we’re in the business of inviting people to The Bahamas, our hospitality is second to none. We’re in the business of promoting sport as part of our tourism product. It’s like, almost, Columbus coming back to discover The Bahamas, and listen, The Bahamas will be ready for it.”

Mr Bethel was speaking after meeting Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at Marlborough House.

“The real gold in our Commonwealth is our young people. Their talent, their vision, and the ability to realise that talent and vision is of quintessential importance,” she said. “The Commonwealth Games brings all that together. But the Commonwealth Youth Games is our energy, is our heart, is our life. And to see the youth of our Commonwealth giving of their best in one of the most beautiful islands in the Commonwealth, The Bahamas, I think it’s going to be an absolute thrill.”

Secretary-General Scotland said that the Games was not just about sport, but how it provides education and creates world leaders.

This is the first Commonwealth Games event to be held in the Caribbean for more than 50 years. The last time was the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.



All News

Miss Universe Bahamas Cherell Williamson paid courtesy call to The Bahamas Consulate General Miami

MIAMI, Florida — Miss Universe Bahamas Cherell Williamson paid courtesy call to The Bahamas Consulate General Miami on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. She was welcomed by Consul Terry Archer and the consulate staff. Miss Universe Bahamas’ platform reflects her mission statement, “To be an advocate for disabled people and enlarge an awareness that will capitalize…

US Charge Lisa Johnson Pays Courtesy Call On Bahamas Foreign Minister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25th May 2017 US Charge Lisa Johnson Pays Courtesy Call On Bahamas Foreign Minister (via the Bahamas Information Services) US CHARGE D’AFFAIRES & FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER – Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Darren Henfield Thursday 25th May received a courtesy call from the Charge D’Affaires of the United States in The Bahamas,…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement on Manchester, England attack

23nd May, 2017 News Release For Immediate Release Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement on Manchester, England attack The Bahamas High Commission, London, has reported that all staff of the High Commission, Bahamas Tourist Office and Bahamas Maritime Office are safe following the 22 May suspected terrorist attack at a pop concert in Manchester, England, reportedly…

Kiwanians visit Ottawa High Commission

Kiwanians visit Ottawa High Commission   22 May   Kiwanians pay courtesy call on Mrs. Roselyn Horton, Charge d’Affaires of The Bahamas High Commission, Ottawa, Canada, while visiting the city to attend the 2017 Eastern Canada and the Caribbean Kiwanis District Convention. Pictured in the photo left to right:   Merrilyn Johnson, President Designate, Kiwanis…

18th Meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the CDCC of ECLAC

18th Meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the CDCC of ECLAC Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of The Bahamas to the United Nations, Ms Tishka Francis, attends the 18th Meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the CDCC of ECLAC, 18-19 May 2017, Port of Spain, Trinidad. The meeting will address transformative development thinking…