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Congratulations to Sandra Carey, the Deputy Consul General, for being awarded on Saturday 3 March the Woman of Distinction Award, one of nine. Well deserved.


CHICAGO, Illinois — The Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, has accepted the position of Director of External Affairs, South Region, for the Commonwealth Edison Company in Chicago.

Mr. Fountain will oversee relationship management responsibilities for six External Affairs Managers in ComEd’s southern service region, which includes over 180 municipalities.

Honorary Consul Fountain says he anticipates many opportunities to enhance existing and develop new relationships in his region, in addition to engaging discussions on energy and the future of the industry on return trips to The Bahamas.

Commonwealth Edison, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, the leading competitive energy supplier in the United States, is an electric delivery company providing service to approximately 3.8 million customers across Northern Illinois.

ComEd manages more than 90,000 miles of power lines, 1.3 million poles and 1300 substations in an 11,400 square-mile territory, including more than 400 municipalities in 25 counties, that make up the electrical infrastructure of the nation’s third largest metropolitan region.

ComEd South Region External Affairs Managers, pictured from left to right: Ron Banner, Mike Foster, Phil Halliburton, Bonita Parker, Lisa Aprati, Jeff Hettrick and Honorary Consul Michael Fountain.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mr. Jason Veny, a labour lawyer with the Washington-based law firm Murphy Anderson PLLC, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, at the Bahamas Embassy, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., on Friday, March 3, 2017. Mr. Veny and his wife Mrs. Dariely Rodriguez-Veny, who is also a lawyer, recently moved to Washington from Brooklyn, New York, and he said he decided to visit The Bahamas Embassy to meet with Ambassador Newry because he has strong family ties in The Bahamas. He said that his grandfather, William Lloyd, was born in The Bahamas but moved to Brooklyn in 1939 and was the son of Marion Pyfrom and a cousin of the late noted Bahamian lawyer Eugene Dupuch. Pictured from left to right in the Ambassador’s office are Ambassador Newry, Mr. Veny, and Mr. Chet Neymour, Deputy Chief of Mission.