SECOND WESTERN HEMISPHERE COUNTER TERRORISM MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

PRESS RELEASE SECOND WESTERN HEMISPHERE COUNTERTERRORISM MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINE REPUBLIC 18TH TO 19TH JULY, 2019 The Bahamas was represented at the Second Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial Conference convened from 18th to 19th July 2019, in Buenos Aries, Argentina, by a delegation led by the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, supported…

AMBASSADOR MARIA O’BRIEN PRESENTS LETTERS OF CREDENCE

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Ambassador of The Bahamas to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union, Her Excellency Maria A. O’Brien presented Letters of Credence formally accrediting her as the Ambassador of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the European Union on Tuesday, 16 July, 2019. The Letters of Credence were…

THE HON. RENWARD WELLS MEETS WITH ISREALI TRANSPORT MINISTER

Minister Wells Meets With Israeli Transport Minister TEL AVIV, Israel — Bahamas Minister of Transport & Local Government, the Hon. Renward Wells, led an official delegation to meet with his Israeli counterpart, the Hon. Bezalel Smotrich, Minister of Transport of Israel, July 4, 2019. Both discussed matters of mutual interest including: 1. Israel’s support for…

BAHAMAS TO REPRESENT THE CARIBBEAN ON FAO COUNCIL

BAHAMAS TO REPRESENT CARIBBEAN ON FAO COUNCIL The Bahamas has been elected to serve on the Council of the 194-member Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Representing The Bahamas at the 41st Conference of the FAO were Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, Hon. Michael Pintard, Ambassador to the FAO, Her Excellency…

THE HON. CORNEILIUS A. SMITH SWORN IN AS NEW GOVERNOR GENERAL

The Hon. Cornelius A. Smith Sworn In as New Governor General NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Hon. Cornelius A. Smith was sworn in as the nation’s 11th Governor General on Friday, June 28, 2019 before a large audience of Bahamians from all walks of life. His swearing in ceremony was held in Rawson Square amidst…

FORTIETH REGULAR MEETING OF CARICOM HEADS OF GOVERNMENT – GROS ISLET, ST. LUCIA

Leaders of CARICOM are pictured at the 40th Regular Meeting in St. Lucia during the official opening ceremony, July 3, 2019. Bahamas Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis is seated at left. UN Secretary-General, His Excellency Antonio Guterres, pledged continued support. Secretary-General of CARICOM, His Excellency Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; outgoing CARICOM Chairman, Dr….

NEW POLICY ON RENEWAL OF E-PASSPORTS

NEW POLICY ON RENEWAL OF E-PASSPORTS The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to announce its new policy on the Renewal of E-Passports. Effective immediately, persons renewing their electronic passports are required to submit the following upon application: 1. A completed Application Form; 2. The existing Electronic Passport; 3. A Photograph in accordance with ICAO Regulations…

Mr. Mark Holowesko, Non-Resident High Commissioner Designate pays Courtesy Call

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Mr. Mark Holowesko, Non-Resident High Commissioner Designate of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to New Zealand, met with the Permanent Secretary, Director General and other senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss matters relevant to this duties on Thursday morning, June 20, 2019 at the Ministry. Mr. Holowesko…

SIXTH MEETING OF FOREIGN MINISTERS OF CARICOM AND CUBA – GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

The Sixth Meeting Of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of CARICOM and Cuba Ministers and delegates and CARICOM Secretary-General pose for a photo after the opening of the Meeting. Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community CARICOM and Cuba held their 6th Round of Meetings in Georgetown, Guyana on Friday, 14 June, 2019. The agenda involved matters…