MEETING BETWEEN THE HON. DARREN A. HENFIELD, MP, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS AND MS. MAJORIE ESPINOZA, VICE-MINISTER OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS AND DOMINICANS ABROAD, OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Posted on: November 28, 2018

The Hon. Darren A. Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs and H.E. Ms. Majorie Espinoza, Vice-Minister of Consular Affairs and Dominicans Abroad of the Dominican Republic, met at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wednesday, 28th 2018.  The Ministers discussed the recent illegal fishing incident by Dominican fishermen that occurred in The Bahamas territorial waters on 13th October 2018, resulting in their incarceration.  Also present were senior level officials from the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas.

The Ministers had a frank and constructive exchange of views, with both sides agreeing that incidents of illegal fishing is a serious matter that must be addressed comprehensively and expeditiously to prevent further occurrences which are becoming more dangerous and life threatening to Bahamian law enforcement personal.

Other matters addressed at the meeting included a proposal by the Government of the Dominican Republic for an agreement between the two countries regarding the abolition of visas for holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports; the proposed Navy-to-Navy Memorandum of Understanding on illegal Fishing, Illicit Trafficking, Illicit Trafficking in Firearms and Illegal Immigration; and the outstanding Basic Agreement on Technical Cooperation. Technical talks will continue between the two countries.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Nassau, Bahamas

28th November 2018

Image may contain: 11 people, people smiling, people standing

L-R Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director General, MFA; Captain Godfrey Rolle, Consultant, Maritime Delimitation Boundaries; Mr. Paul McWeeney, Honorary Consul of The Bahamas to the Dominican Republic; Dr. Jose Tomas Ares German, Ambassador at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Jamaica; Ms. Marjorie Espinoza, Vice Minister of Consular Affairs and Dominicans Abroad; The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Jack Thompson, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Tellis Bethel, Commodore of The Royal Bahamas Defense Force, Ms. Jewel Major, Senior Counsel; Office of The Attorney General, Dr. Kenya L. Ward, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Freddie Tucker, Deputy Permanent Secretary; Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Image may contain: 19 people, people smiling, people standing and indoor

 

 

 

All News

THE BAHAMAS TRAVELS TO CUBA FOR TECHNICAL DISCUSSIONS WITH BORDER PATROL

A Bahamian Delegation is in Cuba for technical discussions between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the Cuban Border Patrol. The group was received by Cuban Official Colonel Jorge Samper Muarra L-R Commodore Tellis Bethel, Commander, Royal Bahamas Defence Force; H.E. Brent Dean, Ambassador, Bahamas Embassy Cuba and Colonel Jorge Samper Muarra, Cuban Official.

H.E. MARIA O’BRIEN AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINAIRE AND PLENIPOTENTIARY PRESENTS TO THE KING OF BELGIUM

    Her Excellency Ms. Maria O’Brien, Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary of The Bahamas to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union (EU), presented her Letters of Credence to His Majesty King Philippe, the King of Belgium, on 13 March 2019 at Palais de Bruxelles. Following the presentation, Ambassador O’Brien…

H.E. REUBEN RAHMING HIGH COMMISSIONER TO CARICOM ATTENDS DIPLOMATIC WEEK 2019 IN JAMAICA

  His Excellency Reuben Rahming, High Commissioner to CARICOM attended Diplomatic Week hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Jamaica from Tuesday, 12 – Friday, 15 March, 2019. Over 60 Heads of Mission, including 35 non-resident Heads attended the week of events under the theme “Building Stronger Partnerships for Sustainable Development”….

PRIME MINISTER DR. THE MOST HON. HUBERT MINNIS OPENS 925 KILOWATT SOLAR PLANT FACILITY

Press Release Government embarks on ‘new frontier in renewable energy’ Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today officially opened a 925-kilowatt solar plant facility at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. The facility, the largest of its kind in The Bahamas, is expected to replace the equivalent of 310,000 gallons of diesel annually,…

COFCOR CHAIRMAN ADDRESSES THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUILDING RESILIENCE TO NATURAL DISASTERS

BUCHAREST, Romania —The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs and current Chairman of Council of Foriegn and Community Relations (COFCOR) delivering a address the opening session of the International Conference on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters. Economies large and small are facing very difficult times, where myriad factors challenge our capacity to create an environment…