THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

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Miami

MIAMI, Florida — The Hon. H. Ricardo Treco, Bahamas Consul General to Miami, attended the Barry University 2016 December Commencement Ceremony at the James L. Knight Center on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

Consul General Treco was invited to participate for the third year in a row as a guest of the Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Jill Farrell, and President Sister Linda Bevilacqua PhD.

Over 30 Bahamian students received Master’s Degree as well as a number of Bahamian students received  Bachelor’s degree. The Master’s degree students were made up mostly of students who completed their studies in The Bahamas at New Providence and Grand Bahama locations.

Consul General Treco noted that he is committed to supporting Bahamian students, adding that “all of the Universities and Colleges where we have visited have expressed to us that the Bahamian students are extremely committed to their studies and excel in whatever they attempt to accomplish.”

CAPTION

Bahamas Consul General to Miami H. Ricardo Treco is pictured in the top photo with Bahamian students who graduated from Barry University on Saturday and in the second photo he is pictured at center with six of the students.

New York

NEW YORK — The Hon. Forrester J Carroll , Bahamas Consul General to New York, and his wife, Dr. Valencia Carroll, attended a holiday gala held by the Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter of The LINKS Incorporated at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, New York, on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of nearly 14,000 professional women of color in 283 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. It is one of the United States’ oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African-Americans and other persons of African ancestry. Pictured seated from left: Dr. Valencia Carroll; Ms. Brenda Neal, a LINKS member; and Ms. Patrina Adams, LINKS Incorporated. Standing from left: Mr. Bob Holland, a patron of the event; Consul General Carroll; Mrs. Barbara Holland, wife of Mr. Bob Holland;  Mr. Crag Powell of the Bahamas’ Mission to the United Nations;  and Mr. Percy Hall, a patron at the event.

United Nations

NEW YORK — His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS)  and Vice President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, participated in a tribute to outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the administration of oath of office to Secretary-General-designate António Guterres on Monday, October 12, 2016.

The General Assembly paid homage to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s exceptional contribution to international peace and security during his 10-year leadership, as he “guided the United Nations through a period of significant global change” and stood firm in his headship “to ensure the United Nations was always a resolute force for good”.

Mr. Ban’s successor, Mr. António Guterres of Portugal, was then sworn in as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. The oath was administered before the General Assembly and in the presence of the heads of the Organisation’s major bodies: the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and the Trusteeship Council. Mr. Guterres will take the helm of the world body on January 1, 2017.

Ambassador Rahming was invited on stage, in his capacity as Vice President of the General Assembly, to witness the ceremony along with other select dignitaries and to share in a formal introduction and welcome to Mr. Guterres.

CAPTION ONE
His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming (fifth from left) stands with other Vice Presidents of the General assembly and other dignitaries while oath of office is administered.

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His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming (fourth from left), is pictured shaking hands with Secretary-General-designate António Guterres (third from right). Pictured above is Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

London

LONDON, England — A delegation from Nassau currently in London for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference being held from December 11 -17, 2016  paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Eldred “Ed” Bethel, Bahamas High Commissioner, on Monday, December 12, at Bahamas House. Pictured from left to right: Mr. David Forbes, Assistant Clerk, House of Assembly; Former Senator Monique Gomez; High Commissioner Bethel; Senator Robyn-Dawn Lynes; and Dr. Daniel Johnson, Minister of Youth Sports and Culture.

United Nations

NEW YORK — His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming (center), Bahamas Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS),  in his capacity as Chair of the CARICOM Caucus to the UN and on behalf of the Caucus, presents a heartfelt farewell citation to outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday, December 12, 2016. This historic event marks the first time a UN Secretary-General has ever visited Bahamas House. At right is H.E. Mr. Keith Marshall, Permanent Representative of Barbados to the U.N.