Posts Tagged ‘International’

Bahamian Diplomats meet with US Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Diplomatic representatives of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas held an introductory bilateral meeting with the senior Illinois representative on the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C., December 7, 2017. The Honorable Robin L. Kelly (D-IL 2nd District) met with His Excellency, Sidney Collie, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States; Hon. Theo Neilly, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, DC; Mr. Chet Neymour, Deputy Chief of Mission, Bahamas Embassy; Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago and Ms. Janine Gibson, Vice Consul, Washington, DC to discuss opportunities to strengthen the engagement between her office, the Midwest Jurisdiction and the Commonwealth...

Bahamas Ambassador Collie presents Credentials to U.S. President Trump

Friday, December 1st, 2017

His Excellency Sidney Collie presented letters of credence to United States President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday, November 29, officially accrediting him as Ambassador of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United States of America. 

In his presentation to President Trump, Collie highlighted the shared history and cultural, social and economic relationship between The Bahamas and the United States of America. The countries' close ties were also emphasized by President Trump, who expressed his willingness to work with Ambassador Collie “to advance our common agenda and deepen the very strong relations between our countries”...

Regional Fiscal Policy Workshop To Be Held in The Bahamas

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

The Inter-American Development Bank and The Ministry of Finance of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas are hosting a regional Fiscal Policy Workshop for key public and private sector stakeholders and policy-makers on Monday December 4, 2017, and Tuesday December 5, 2017, at The British Colonial Hilton Hotel.
The workshop entitled “Rules-Based Fiscal Policy Frameworks for the Caribbean Region” will bring together Ministers of Finance and Government representatives from The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Barbados and Jamaica...

Third Edition of Mister Teen Bahamas set for February 2018

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Mister Bahamas Organization is in search of the teen role model destined to wear the  2018  Mister Teen Bahamas title.  While we have had two impressive young men (Anthony Quant – Freeport and Nicholas Fox – Nassau) wear the title in the past the opportunity to represent the country internationally was met with many challenges, but this has not discouraged the event’s organizer. 

MBO, National Director Ellis said, "I have no doubt that programs such as Mister Bahamas and Mister Teen Bahamas are needed,  as they provide doorways, not just for future development of our young men, but additionally it allows them to be seen in a light that is productive and not over shadowed by the rise of crime in  our country...

Royal Bahamas Defence Force hosts 3rd Damen Stan Patrol User Group Conference

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

On November 16th and 17th representatives from nine navies and coast guards from the Western Hemisphere attended the 3rd Annual Damen Stan Patrol User Group Conference in Nassau, Bahamas. Between them, the Canadian Coast Guard, Secretaría de Marina (Mexico), Armada de Ecuador, Jamaica Defense Force, Barbados Defence Force, Coast Guard of the Dutch Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Belize Defence Force, have over 50 Damen vessels in their fleets. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force hosted this year’s event aimed at a comprehensive knowledge exchange between the users of vessels designed by the Damen Shipyards Group...

Bahamas turns on charm at Wisconsin International Folk Fair

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

In true Bahamian style, the Rake n Scrape delegation lit up the stage with their colorful renditions at this year’s Holiday Folk Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin.

The international festival, which is held annually over a five-day span at the Exposition Center of Wisconsin State Fair Park, is home to the largest indoor multicultural festival in the United States.

The 10-member group, six from Cat Island and four from Grand Bahama, flew in from The Bahamas on Wednesday and have been tantalizing festival goers with just a taste of what the small island-chain has to offer.

Bahamian Envoys in Washington, DC sign Book of Condolence for the late Sir Arlington Butler, KCMG

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

H.E. Sidney Collie, Bahamas Appointed Ambassador to the United States of America and Mr. Theo Neilly, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, DC, signed the Book of Condolence for Sir Arlington Butler, KCMG, former Bahamas Ambassador to the United States.​

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H.E. Sidney Collie accredited as Bahamas Permanent Representative to the OAS

Friday, November 17th, 2017
On Wednesday, 15th November, 2017, appointed Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the Organization of American States(OAS), Mr. Sidney Collie, presented credentials accrediting him to the OAS to its Secretary General, H.E. Luis Almagro.

During his remarks Permanent Representative Collie acknowledged he was “humbled by the confidence reposed in [him] by the Prime Minister the Honourable Hubert A. Minnis and the Government of The Bahamas”...

H.E. Sidney Collie presents copie d’usage of letters of credence to U.S. Department Of State

Friday, November 17th, 2017

H.E. Sidney Collie, Appointed Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States of America, presented the copie d’usage of Letters of Credence to Cam Henderson, Deputy Chief of Protocol, during a meeting held at the United States Department of State, on Monday, 13th November, 2017.
The presentation of the copie d’usage precedes the presentation of Ambassador Collie’s official credentials to U.S. President Donald Trump, which is expected to take place in late November, 2017...

Brown presents copy of novel to Ambassador Collie

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Mr. Oswald T. Brown, former Press, Cultural Affairs and Information Manager with The Bahamas Embassy in Washington, D.C., and his wife Mrs. Elisabeth Ann Brown paid a  courtesy call on His Excellency Sidney Collie, the new Bahamas Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.  Mr. Brown (left) used the occasion to present Ambassador Collie with a copy of his recently published novel WOES OF LIFE...