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THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

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High Commissioner Ed Bethel lays a wreath with other Caricom High Commissioners in London on Remembrance Sunday 8th November. 

Atlanta

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ATLANTA, Georgia — Former NBA All-Star Theo Ratliff, Founder and CEO of Ratliff Enterprises, Inc., and Actress and Entertainment Consultant DeShawn Snow, President and CEO of DeShawn Snow Enterprises, Inc., paid a courtesy call on Hon. Randy Rolle, Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta, on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, to discuss partnership opportunities in The Bahamas.  Both will be visiting the Bahamas in a few weeks to further discuss ways to empower young Bahamians, both in Nassau and the Family Islands. Pictured from left to right are Consul General Rolle, Ms. Snow and Mr. Ratliff.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — During their two-day working visit to Washington, D.C., earlier this week, Dr. Rodney Smith, President of the College of the Bahamas (COB), and a delegation from COB met  with Dr. William Wegert, Dean of International Student Programs at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and Dr. Robert Nettey, Executive Director, Center for Global Studies and International Education, Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, on Tuesday, November 10, at Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W. The meetings followed a luncheon hosted by Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C. Among other things, scholarship opportunities available to Bahamian students were discussed. Pictured in photo number one from left to right are Dr. Carlton Watson, Dean of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, COB; Dr. Dion Hepburn, COB’s Director of Research; Dr. Christina Smith, President Smith’s wife; Dr. Rodney Smith; Consul General Zonicle; Dr. Robert Nettey; Ms. Davinia Blair, Vice President (Interim), Office of Advancement, COB; and Mr. Elgin Smith, COB’s Chief Information Officer. In the second photo from left to right: Dr. Dion Hepburn; Ms. Davinia Blair; Mr. Elgin Smith; Dr. Christina Smith, Dr. Rodney Smith; His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States; Consul General Zonicle; His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States; Dr. William Wegert; Mr. Teran Kerr, Residential and International Admissions Counsellor – Bahamas, Liberty University; and Dr. Carlton Watson.

New York 

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NEW YORK — Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, attended a reception at 28 Liberty Avenue for the opening of the Consulate General of Slovenia hosted by Dr. Bozo Cerar, Ambassador of Slovenia, and Mr. Erik Horvat, Honorary Consul General of Slovenia to New York, on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Pictured from left to right: Honorary Consul General Horvat, Ambassador Cerar, and Consul General Carroll. 

Los Angeles 

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LOS ANGELES — Hon.  Cedric A. Scott, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Los Angeles and California, recently attended a meeting and fundraiser for Okyanos Cell Therapy in Beverly Hills.  Located in Freeport, Grand Bahama, according to its website, Okyanos “is the leader in cell therapy” initially founded in 2011 as a Heart Institute. “Our treatment protocol now includes adult stem cell therapy for patients with severe and chronic medical needs that, per scientific research, clinical trials and application, can be safely and effectively treated with patients’ stem cells,” according to the website. Honorary Consul Scott is pictured at centre in photo number one with Mr. Matthew Feshbach (left), CEO and Co-Founder of Okyanos, and Mr. Jack Dirmann, a Cell Therapy Advocate for Okyanos; pictured from left in photo number two are Mr. Feshbach, Mr. Scott and Mrs. Kimberly King-Burns; and in photo number three Mr. Scott is pictured with Mr. Gene Washington (left), Sports Commentator and former NFL football player.  

New York
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NEW YORK — Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, and Consul Mrs. Sandra McLaughlin attended the funeral for Mr. Edwin Archer at St Phillips Church, Brooklyn, New York, on Monday, November 9, 2015. Mr. Archer, son of the late Alphonso N. Archer and Gertrude I. Archer of Nassau, Bahamas, was born Friday, August 2 1935, on East Street in Nassau and moved to New York in 1959. Pictured from left to right: John Archer (Brother), Mrs. McLaughlin , Consul General Carroll and Anthony Archer (Brother). 

Ottawa
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His Excellency Dr. Calsey W. Johnson, J.P. Laying wreath on behalf of The Government and People of The Bahamas at The National War Memoriam on Remembrance Day last Sunday 8th November  in Downtown Ottawa, Canada.