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THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

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Organization of American States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mrs. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on OAS Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez on Monday, January 23, 2017, at the OAS main building, 17th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bahamian diplomats participate in a technical briefing session with the Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, during his visit to engage with officials while in Washington D.C., January 23 -25, 2017. Pictured clockwise from left are Ms. Jade Williams, Third Secretary, Embassy of The Bahamas; Mr. Chet Neymour, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of The Bahamas; His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States; Minister Mitchell; Mrs. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director General, Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C.; Ms. Tracee Dorestant, Second Secretary, Embassy of The Bahamas; and Ms. Krissy Hanna, Second Secretary, Embassy of The Bahamas

Organization of American States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, January 23, 2017, The Bahamas deposited its instrument of accession to the 1928 Convention on Private International Law (Bustamante Code).  Mrs. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, deposited the instrument on behalf of The Bahamas at the administrative building of the Organization of American States (OAS), 19th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W. Pictured from left are: Mr. Luis Humberto Toro Utillano, Senior Legal Officer of the Department of International Law of the OAS; Mrs. Sharon Brennen-Haylock; Mr. Dante Negro, Director of the Department of International Law of the OAS; Mr. Chet Neymour, Deputy Chief of Mission; and Ms. Tracee Dorestant, Alternate Representative of The Bahamas to the OAS.

New York

NEW YORK — Representatives from the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) called on His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations and the Organization of American States, on Tuesday, January 24, to discuss efforts aimed at achieving world peace and the cessation of war. Particular focus was placed on potential collaboration on peace education as a means to empower and protect the youth from the threat of conflict. Pictured from left are: Ms. Heather Kim, IWPG Liaison Officer; Dr. Rahming; Mr. Yongmin Shin, HWPL East Coast Director; and Mr. Min Kim, HWPL Representative.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, is pictured with Mark Schneider (right), Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor of International Crisis Group, following their meeting at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., on Tuesday, January 24, during his visit to Washington D.C., January 23 -25, 2017.

United Nations

NEW YORK — The Permanent Mission of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 held its inaugural event of an anticipated series of Mission outreach initiatives designed to involve members of the Bahamian diaspora from the tri-state area.

The Permanent Mission hosted an informal roundtable discussion titled “Bahamian Youth and Global Exposure: The Way Forward”, which was led by guest speaker, Mr. Kenyada Meadows, a native of Nassau and a graduate of The College of The Bahamas and the University of Denver.

Mr. Meadows guided the highly-engaged group of Bahamians through a discussion and intercourse that touched on topics ranging from conflict resolution, crime, mentoring and education.

The stimulating dialogue encouraged participation by all present, and revealed an apparent and shared interest in wanting to work together to continue to move The Bahamas forward, even from this distance.

His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), said the quarterly outreach initiative “seeks to create a platform that allows Bahamians who reside within the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state areas to come together to focus on pressing matters of concern to The Bahamas, especially the young.”

It is anticipated that the next forum, slated for April, will grapple with the thorny issue of how best to stem the tide of Bahamian brain drain.

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Mr. Kenyada Meadows (at the far end of the table) addressing guests at the Bahamas UN Mission’s initial outreach initiative. His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), is at his left.

United Nations

NEW YORK — His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), is pictured with several of the participants in the inaugural outreach Initiative held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, by the Bahamas Mission to the UN for members of the Bahamian diaspora in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state areas. The informal roundtable discussion, titled “Bahamian Youth and Global Exposure: The Way Forward,” was led by guest speaker Kenyada Meadows, a native of Nassau and a graduate of The College of The Bahamas and the University of Denver. From left to right:  Dr. Rahming; Ms. Arianne Etuk, First Secretary, Bahamas Permanent Mission to the UN; Mr. Kenyada Meadows, CPA, CIA, CFE, CAMS; Ms. Kamela Forbes, a fashion model; and Mr. Craig Powell, Second Secretary, Bahamas Permanent Mission to the UN.

New York

NEW YORK — The Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, was pleasantly surprised on Friday, January 27, 2017, when Mrs. Gertrude Bowe-Feuz, a very dear friend of the family from Nassau, paid a courtesy call on him at the Consulate General, 231 East 46th Street. Consul General Carroll is pictured with Mrs. Bowe Feuz.