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 CHICAGO, generic viagra cheap Illinois — Mr. Michael C. Fountain, search Bahamas Honorary Consul in Chicago, try attended the Concerned Belizeans, Incorporated, annual dinner on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event supports fundraising efforts of the local Belizean community to provide school supplies to the children of Belize and those in the Chicago area. In the top photo, from left are: Mr. Leroy Viamille, VP, Concerned Belizeans, Incorporated; Mr. Linsford Pitts, President, Concerned Belizeans, Incorporated; Mrs. Debbie Schell, Honorary Consul of Belize to Illinois; H.E. Nestor E. Mendez, Ambassador of Belize to the United States; Mrs. Elvira Mendez; and Bahamas Honorary Consul Michael C. Fountain.

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ATLANTA–The Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta, along with other members of the Consular Corps in Atlanta met with staff at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to discuss partnership opportunities with educational institutions in The Bahamas on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Presently there are three Bahamian students attending SCAD. Consul General Rolle said one of his goals is to increase the number of Bahamians attending the institution over the next several years. SCAD was founded in 1978 by Richard G. Rowan, Paula S. Wallace, May L. Poetter and Paul E. Poetter to provide college degree programs not previously available in southeast Georgia and to create a specialized professional art college to attract students from throughout the United States and abroad. The curriculum was established with dual goals of excellent arts education and effective career preparation for students. In the photos below Consul General Rolle is pictured in SCAD’S theatre and with Ms. Amanda Hauther, Community Engagement Associate with SCAD.

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NEW YORK — Mr. Mike Hopper (left), Founder and CEO of Advance Brand Consulting, paid a Courtesy Call to the Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Bahama House, 231 East 46th Street. With 14 years of experience predominantly at the intersection of sports and government, Mr. Hopper was responsible for organizing NYC’s winning bids for the 2013 Major League Baseball and 2015 NBA All Star Games and Super Bowl 48. Advance Brand Consulting is currently engaged with some of the world’s largest cities to assist them in achieving their long-term goals for sports tourism.

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LONDON–The Rt Hon. the Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, paid a courtesy call on High Commissioner Bethel at Bahamas House on 1 May 2015 to discuss her candidacy for the position of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

Patricia Scotland was born in Dominica in 1956, and arrived in Britain at the age of 2 along with 10 other siblings. As she grew she took a liking for dance and wanted to be a modern expressionist ballet dancer at 16. She later attended university and distinguished herself as a lawyer before entering the political arena in 1977, where she was called to the bar and served two terms of government for Labour firstly in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as Foreign Office Minister working for the home department at the Lord Chancellor’s Office.

In 1991 she made legal history becoming the first black female QC (Queens Counsel) at the age of 35. She was made a bencher of the Middle Temple in 1997, becoming a judge in 1999, and raised to the Privy Council in 2001. She is also a member of the bar in Antigua and Dominica. In 1997 she was created a peer as Baroness Scotland of Asthal, in the County of Oxfordshire.

In the past, Baroness Scotland of Asthal has held the position of Attorney General (2007 to 2010), Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime Reduction) (2007 to 2007), Minister of State (Home Office) (Criminal Justice and Offender Management) (2003 to 2007), Parliamentary Secretary (Lord Chancellor’s Department) (2001 to 2003) in government.

Further information on Baroness Scotland’s candidacy and vision for the Commonwealth can be viewed online at: http://www.patriciascotland.com/

The appointment of Secretary-General will be decided at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta from 27 to 29 November 2015.

Photo Caption (L-R) H.E. Eldred Bethel, High Commissioner; The Rt Hon. the Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC; and Ms. Janet Charles, Acting High Commissioner of Dominica.

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NEW YORK — The Hon. Dion Smith (right), Member of Parliament for Nassau Village and Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, paid a courtesy call to The Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Bahama House, 231 East 46th Street.

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image019WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ms. Aisha Bowe, co-founder and CEO of STEMBoard, a technology solutions company, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, on Monday, May 4, 2015, at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

During the meeting, the 29-years-old Bahamian, who is an aerospace engineer, discussed her work as CEO and Founder of STEMBoard and potential areas of partnership with the Bahamian Government, in particular in the areas of national security and education.

Ms. Bowe also committed to participate in the planned Young Bahamians Conversations Series to be convened at the Embassy during summer. The Conversation Series will provide a forum for talented young Bahamians in the diaspora to present on issues relevant to their work or study and dialogue with event attendees.

Ms. Bowe’s “conversation” will be the kick off to the series on May 22 when she will discuss her vision of Bahamian development through technological infusion.

The young Bahamian co-founded STEMBoard in 2013, a company that is also committed to closing the achievement gap by empowering historically underrepresented youth build transformational technologies.
She has an impressive background as an aerospace engineer who manages STEMBoard’s multi-million defense-contracts and private sector clients. STEMBoard is composed of aerospace and defense engineers who are leading innovative and disruptive change within the defense and intelligence community.

“Actively demonstrating a commitment to educating the underserved, STEMBoard collaborates with Historically Black Colleges and Universities to expose and encourage more students of color to pursue STEM careers as well as hosts STEM camps at no cost for K-12 students,” according to Ms. Bowe’s biography. “In the last year alone, over 200 students, both from the US and internationally, were able to benefit from curriculum conceived, designed and executed by STEMBoard staff members.”

Prior to founding STEMBoard, Ms. Bowe was a researcher at the NASA Ames Research Center, where she focused on developing methods to improve air traffic management to make air travel safer, cheaper and more efficient. For the last four years she has served as an advisor to the board of the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) program. She is also an Advisory Board member of the Black Men Teaching Program at Fayetteville State University.

Ms. Bowe has received numerous awards for her dedication to technical excellence and the principles of diversity and opportunity including: 2015 US Women’s Chamber of Commerce “Emerging Star” Award, NASA’s Engineering Honor Award, Silicon Valley’s National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Women in Technology of the Year Award and The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 21st Century Trailblazers in Aviation and Aerodynamics Award.

Among her professional affiliations, she is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Ms. Bowe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master degree in Space Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan.