THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD
National Junkanoo Committee in London for Notting Hill Carnival
Members of the National Junkanoo Committee paid a courtesy call on His Excellency, best cialis High Commissioner Eldred Bethel on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at Bahamas House.
The Bahamian group included Assistant Director of Culture, Edison Dames, Co-Chairman of the National Junkanoo Committee George Bethel and NJC executive Quentin ‘Barabbas’ Woodside.
The cultural delegation was on an official visit in London to observe the 2014 Notting Hill Carnival weekend as a precursor to The Bahamas’ first Carnival to be held in May 2015.
The group also discussed plans for various Bahamian cultural exchange programmes and performances to take place in the United Kingdom.
Left to right – Assistant Director of Culture, Edison Dames, Co-Chairman of the National Junkanoo Committee George Bethel, High Commissioner Bethel and NJC executive Quentin ‘Barabbas’ Woodside.
GROUP FROM MORTON IN INAGUA PAYS COURTESY CALLS
ON AMBASSADOR NEWRY AND CONSUL GENERAL ZONICLE
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Four employees of Morton Bahamas Limited in Inagua who are attending a conference in the Washington, D.C., area paid courtesy calls on His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, and Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consulate General to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
Included in the group are Mr. Etienne Farquharson, Environment, Health and Safety Manager with Morton Bahamas Limited; Mrs. Jennifer Brown, President of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers and Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU); Mr. Wilfred Solomon, BIMAWU Vice President; and Mr. Allan C. Clare, BIMAWU Secretary General. They are participating in the annual Voluntary Protection Programs Safety Conference currently being held at the Gaylord Hotel, Oxon Hill, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., from Sunday, August 24, to Friday, August 29.
Secretary Mikhail Bullard at the Embassy, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., and after a light lunch in the conference room, they called on Consul General Zonicle at the Consulate Annex, located at 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Introduced by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in July of 1982, the Voluntary Protection Safety Conference is the largest safety conference held in the U.S.
“OSHA’s goal is to be partners with management and labor for a safer, healthier work environment,” OSHA notes in a brochure. “In addition, OSHA encourages continual improvement of safety and health through the VPP process.”
Only companies that “demonstrate commitment to safety and health beyond OSHA requirements can participate” in the conference.
Mr. Farquharson said Morton Bahamas Limited sponsored the group’s participation in the conference because the company “is big on safety and believes that if union and management work in harmony everyone prospers.”
NEW YORK — Mr. Karl Rodney, Publisher and CEO of The New York CARIB NEWS, along with his wife and President of CARIB NEWS, Mrs. Faye Rodney, paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Bahamas House, 231 East 46th Street. Mr. and Mrs. Rodney will be hosting the 19th ANNUAL CARIB NEWS MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE in Nassau, Bahamas, November 6-9, 2014 at Sandals Royal Resort. For the past 19 years, the annual CARIB NEWS Multi-National Business Conference has been instrumental in encouraging investment, cross-border trade and business partnerships, the role played by executives of major corporations, medium and small-size businesses and entrepreneurs deepening connections with key government officials. Pictured from left to right are Mr. Rodney, Consul General Carroll, and Mrs. Rodney.