Chicago CHICAGO, Illinois – The Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, and Mr. Cyril Jervis, President of Bahamas Association of Chicago, facilitated a post-game meet and greet with Bahamian basketball sensation Buddy Hield at the Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans game at the United Center, January 14, 2017. Bahamians from the […]


THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (16 – 20 JANUARY 2017) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT G. COLEBY  Prime Minister Christie breaks ground on multi-million dollar cruise port Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie led a ministerial delegation to Ocean Cay on Monday to break ground on a multimillion dollar cruise destination, complete with a marina, […]

Ambassador To The Bahamas From Belgium

17 January Nassau, Bahamas — His Excellency Dirk Wouters Ambassador-designate of Belgium to The Bahamas presented his credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Goodman’s Bay Corporate Center, 17 January, 2017. Pictured from left in Ms. Meryl Deveaux Head of Technical Assistance and Honorary Consul Division, Mr. Freddie Tucker Head of Americas Division, H.E. Dirk Wouters […]

Prime Minister Breaks Ground For New Port At Ocean Cay

17 January I have no doubt that the cumulative economic impacts of MSC’s increased sailings to Nassau and new itineraries to Ocean Cay – a project that will draw 369,000 passengers annually – will deliver significant, overall economic gains that will bode well for the future of cruise travel to The Bahamas, not only because […]

Mitchell’s Talk: So You Want To Be A Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with Elaine Williams Pinder and her sister Albertha Bartlette after the lecture at University of The Bahamas 16 January So You Want To Be A Foreign Minister. This was the scene at the University of The Bahamas as Fred Mitchell, the Foreign Minister spoke to the topic on 16 January.

Fred Mitchell & The Basket Ball Team Of Doris Johnson High

Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell with the top academic achievers of the Doris Johnson basketball team and their coach Denykco Bowles 15 January. From left: Eleazar Goodman Keanu Brooks Cardio Woodside Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell with the Doris Johnson basketball team celebrating with their Coach Denykco Bowles the academic accomplishments of the ball players […]

Foreign Ministry Responds To Kerry Kennedy

STATEMENT BY THE BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND IMMIGRATION IN RESPONSE TO HUFFINGTON POST ARTICLE For immediate release 21 January 2017 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration of The Bahamas responds to Huffington Post Article on Detainees in Bahamas The Ministry has seen the article of 19 January 2017 that appeared in the Huffington […]

Junkanoo Result Overturned

The Nassau Guardian wrote on Saturday 21 January that the Junkanoo result for 2017 New Year’s Day has been changed. The Valley Boys originally declared the winner of the parade are now second place to Roots who are now in first. The paper says calculation errors on penalties applied were the problem. The Valley Boys […]

Communication by Fred Mitchell MP Minister of Foreign And Affairs and Immigration

Communication by Fred Mitchell MP Minister of Foreign And Affairs and Immigration 18 January 2017 On Immigration Matters Check against delivery Mr. Speaker, I wish to address the House on Immigration matters that are now in the public domain. I wish to lay on the table the statistics for repatriations, arrests and releases for the […]