THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

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NEW YORK — The Mid-Manhattan branch of the NAACP celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, viagra September 10, 2016, with its 15th Annual Freedom-Fund Luncheon at the Marina Del Rey in the Bronx, New York. The Hon. Forrester J Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, along with his wife Dr. Valencia P Carroll attended the event as special guests of the Hon. J. Machelle Sweeting, Civil Court Judge for the 10th Municipal Court District in Harlem. From left to right: Consul General Carroll; legendary retiring Congressman Charles (Charlie) Rangel; Judge Sweeting; Dr. Carroll, and Andrew Albury, President of The Bahamian-American Association, Inc.

OAS

Prior to his special presentation to members of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, in the Ruben Dario Room of the OAS General Secretariat Building, 1889 Street, NW., the Hon. Fred Mitchell, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, is pictured chatting with His Excellency Harvel Jean Baptiste, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Haiti to the OAS.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following his special presentation to members of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, in the Ruben Dario Room of the OAS General Secretariat Building, 1889 Street, NW., the Hon. Fred Mitchell, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, is pictured chatting with His Excellency Anthony Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the OAS.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the completion of their three-month term as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) set to end of September 30, His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OAS, and His Excellency Luis Alfonso de Alba, Mexico’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OAS, hosted a social event for OAS Permanent Representatives, their spouses and mission staff on Saturday evening, September 10, 2016, at the residence of Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., in Fort Washington, Maryland.

Billed as “Game Night: An Evening of Fun, Food and Music,” the event was organized to afford an opportunity for the Ambassadors, their staff and spouses to come together in a relaxed setting  and enjoy getting to know one another.

Board and table games were set up and it soon became quite apparent that the lively games were a great way to break down language barriers and make new friends. Guests also enjoyed a variety of Caribbean and Latin American food.

The event in essence was a fulfilment of a promise made by Dr. Rahming when he said in his first address as Chair of the Permanent Council that he would invite Member States to participate in a domino tournament and “taste of The Americas” fete “as a means of promoting greater dialogue, espirit de corps and fraternalism among representatives of Member States.”

Dr. Rahming, who is also The Bahamas’ Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, officially assumed the chairmanship of the OAS Permanent Council on July 1, and Mexico’s Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba likewise officially assumed the vice chairmanship on that date.
CAPTION ONE
OAS Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez (right) gave brief remarks at the Game Night social event hosted by His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming (left), Bahamas Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OAS, and His Excellency Luis Alfonso de Alba, Mexico’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OAS, on Saturday.

CAPTION TWO
Mr. Chet Neymour, Charge d’Affaires, a.i., Embassy of The Bahamas, participating in a game of dominoes at the Game Night social event held on Saturday for OAS Permanent Representatives, their spouses and mission staff. Also pictured from left are Behlde Munoz of Venezuela, Mrs. Mrs. Lourdes Anania, and Mr. Jay Anania, OAS Secretary for Administration and Finance.

CAPTION THREE
His Excellency Rogelio Sotela Muñoz, Costa Rica’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OAS, was one of the winners of several prizes given out at the Game Night social event on Saturday. He is pictured receiving his prize from His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OAS.