Press Release on Severe Flooding in Trinidad and Tobago

For Immediate Release Ministry of Foreign Affairs 22 October 2018   Severe Flooding in Trinidad and Tobago The Ministry is monitoring the situation in Trinidad and Tobago where there have been reports of severe flooding over the weekend. The Ministry has made contact today with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Trinidad and Tobago and…

The Bahamas Elected to The United Nations Humans Rights Council 2019-2021

New York, New York 12 October, 2018 BAHAMAS ELECTED TO UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL The Bahamas was elected by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on 12 October 2018 to serve on the Human Rights Council (HRC).  The HRC was created by the UNGA in 2006, replacing the former UN Human Rights Commission, and is the UN…

The Bahamas attends 39th Session of Human Rights Council

Ambassador Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director-General, led a delegation to the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Members included Ms. Jennifer Stuart-Bastian, Counsel, Office of The Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs. The session represented the first session convened under the leadership of Ms. Michelle Bachelet the newly appointed United Nations High…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release-Hurricane Florence

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise the general public that we are closely monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Florence.  The Ministry is in contact with The Bahamas’ Consul General in Atlanta as it relates to the safety of our students.  Our students have been advised to follow…

BAHAMAS IS ELECTED TO SEAT ON BUREAU OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL CONFERENCE DEALING WITH MARINE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IN AREAS BEYOND NATIONAL JURISDICTION

6 September 2018 New York An Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) has been convened at the United Nations (New York) to negotiate an international, legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The international legally binding instrument is expected to address issues such as guiding approaches…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs the general public that His Excellency Jeffrey Williams, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the Republic of Haiti and non – resident Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, has returned to post at The Bahamas Embassy in Pétionville, Haiti after experiencing a medical episode  the…

2 Bahamians awarded 2018/19 UK Chevening Scholarships

The British High Commissioner to the Bahamas is pleased to announce that two Bahamians have been awarded 2017-2018 Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK. The 2018-19 Chevening scholars are D’Andra Johnson and Therell Smith. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial…

THE FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY

The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas extends congratulations to the Government and People of the Federation of Malaysia as they celebrate their Independence Day. Our countries have maintained friendly diplomatic relations over the last 15 years and we are confident that these relations will be further strengthened and enhanced in the years to come….