NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor-General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling joined Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest, a number of Cabinet Ministers, senior Government officials and diplomatic stakeholders, in celebrating the Chinese New Year with People’s Republic of China Ambassador His Excellency Huang Qinguo and his wife, Madame Zheng Chuncao, on January 23, 2019, at the British Colonial Hilton. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Brent Symonette brought remarks on behalf of Minister Darren Henfield, joining with other community leaders and stakeholders bringing greetings at the podium. Among those present included Minister of Health the Hon. Duane Sands; Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle; Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance the Hon. Brensil Rolle; Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Jack Thompson, Foreign Affairs Director General Ambassador Sharon Brennen-Haylock; Director of Works Melanie Roach; and President of the Bahamas China Friendship Association Gershan Major. Students of the University of The Bahamas and St. Andrew’s School performed songs in Mandarin. (BIS Photos / Eric Rose)
The Honorable Brent Symonette, MP, Minister of Financial Services, Trade Investment and Immigration delivered a address at the 2019 Chinese Spring Festival Reception on behalf of The Honorable Darren Henfield, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
L-R Sir Hartman Longley, President of the Court of Appeal; Ms. Melanie Roach, Director of Public Works; The Hon. Brensil Rolle, Minister of Public Service and National Insurance; The Hon. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister/ Minister of Finance and The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture.
Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attending the 2019 Chinese Spring Festival L-R Ms. Kristie Russell, Foreign Service Officer; Ms. Meryl Deveaux, First Assistant Secretary; Mrs. Sharon Brennen- Haylock; Director General; Mr. Freddie Tucker, Deputy Permanent Secretary; Mr. Micheal Guy, Foreign Service Officer.
L-R Dr. Linda Davis, Provost at the University of The Bahamas; and Mrs. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director -General Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Students from St. Andrews School displaying a cultural performance.