THE BAHAMAS CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE IN WASHINGTON D.C.

Posted on: July 30, 2019

THE BAHAMAS CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE IN WASHINGTON D.C.

 

WASHINGTON D.C. – Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Spouse of the Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis was the Keynote Speaker at an elegant Independence Reception hosted by the Embassy of The Bahamas in collaboration with the Embassy Consular Annex. The event which was held at the new InterContinental – The Wharf Hotel on Friday 12 July, 2019 had a nautical theme, and paid homage to the maritime culture of The Bahamas. His Excellency, Sidney Collie, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mrs. Mavis Collie and Mr. Theo Neilly, Consul General welcomed guests from the diplomatic community and the Bahamian diaspora.

Mrs. Minnis also presented awards to five outstanding honourees for their contributions, dedication and service to The Bahamas in the D.C. area.  They recipients were, Mrs. Nesta Pathirana, Mr. Cameron Ferguson, Mrs. Dornell Watson-Dean, Mr. Peter J. Goulandris and Mr. Bernard Colebrooke.

Following the award presentation, guests enjoyed entertainment by Bahamian performer Lady E and Junkanoo by Baha-Nation, a Bahamian group based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 (L-R) Mrs. Patricia Minnis and Mrs. Mavis Collie cut the cake in celebration of the 46th

Independence of The Bahamas.

 

Baha – Nation, Bahamian Junkanoo group based in Charlotte, North Carolina entertains.

Bahamian performer, Lady E, gets the crowd going.

Bahamian performer, Lady E, and Ambassador Sidney Collie dance to Rake N Scrape music.

 

All News

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…

THE HON. DARREN HENFIELD, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS – INDEPENDENCE 2019 MESSAGE

My Fellow Bahamians, It is a great honour and pleasure to join you in celebrating our country’s independence. On 10 July, 1973, The Bahamas became an independent nation. In the early hours of this day, many Bahamians assembled on Clifford Park to partake in the flag raising ceremony and stood proud as the colours of…

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….