THREE DAYS OF BAHAMAS INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS IN WASHINGTON, D.C

Posted on: July 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Embassy of The Bahamas and the Embassy Consular Annex, engaged the Bahamian diaspora, diplomatic colleagues and friends with three (3) days of celebrations in recognition of 45 years of Independence. The celebrations kicked off on Friday, 6th July, 2018, with a Cocktail Reception at the St. Regis Washington Hotel with guests representing various embassies, international organizations and a large contingent of persons representing the diaspora. Guests were enjoyed to Bahamian themed cuisine and entertainment by Bahamian recording artist, Stileet. On Saturday, 9th July, the diaspora enjoyed a Bahamian Picnic at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and were welcomed with opens arm to worship at the historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church on Sunday, 8th July, 2018.

Photos by: Mr. Felipe’ Major

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Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States gives remarks at Metropolitan AME Church on Sunday, 8th July, 2018.

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Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States cuts the Independence Cake with his daughter, while Theo Neilly, Consul General looks on at the Independence Reception.

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Cameron Ferguson, showing guest how to rake n scrape.

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Entertaining the crowd with Stilette. (L-R) Theo Neilly, Consul General, Cornell Collie, diaspora, Al Flowers, and Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas at the 45th Bahamas Independence Reception.

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, sittingTheo Neilly, Consul General engages with Hanna Baker, a member of the Bahamian diaspora.

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Bahamians dancing to Stilette at the 45th Bahamas Independence Reception

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Bahamian diplomats, staff and members of the diaspora pose with Reverend William H. Lamar IV at Metropolitan AME Church on Sunday, 8th July, 2018.

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Bahamian diplomats, staff and members of the diaspora attend Metropolitan AME Church on Sunday, 8th July, 2018.

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