In Passing

Foreign Ministry Sponsors Visit To U N Youth Assembly

Parliamentary Secretary Jamahl Strachan stands between Beijing Rodgers (left) and Kevano Bullard (right) at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on the 10th of August, 2022. Mr. Strachan saw the two young Bahamians off as they are attending the 27th United Nations Youth Assembly Conference: Dare to Reshape the World in New York City. The conference is set to host over 1,500 youth delegates from around the globe.

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The Classic Photo of Christie, Ingraham, Davis, and Fred Mitchell

This week and month mark the birthdays of the former Prime Ministers and the Prime Minister.  So Hubert Ingraham and Perry Christie have birthdays this month and so did the now Prime Minister Philip Davis.  Next thing we knew the black and white photo appeared, don’t know the event or time but there they all are in the flower of their youth, with the now Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell. From left then; Brenville Hanna, Perry Christie, Bernadette Christie, Hubert Ingraham, Delores Ingraham, Kendal Demeritte, Robert Johnson, Fred Mitchell Philip Davis.  Mr. Hanna and Mr. Johnson are now of blessed memory.

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Sgt Chris Curry Gets Married

Congratulations to one of the Royal Bahamas Police Force aides in the detail of Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell.  His name is Sargent Chris Curry and he was married on Saturday 6 August 2022 at the Pilgrim Baptist Church on St James Road. He is married to the former Ladell Kinteh. All the best going forward.

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Tom Ferguson’s 74th Birthday

Fred Mitchell, Foreign Minister, with old friend Tom Ferguson at his Club in Quackkoo St celebrating Mr. Ferguson’s 74th birthday. Joined by his wife PLP Branch Chair Joann Ferguson, friends Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Works Luther Smith and former ZNS Manager and Mr. Ferguson’s St John’s College in Nassau’s classmate Anthony Foster. 4 August 2022

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The PM In Beloved Cat Island

Prime Minister Philip Davis spent the holiday weekend in Cat Island, the lead island in his constituency of Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador 29 July 2022

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PM Wishes His Deputy Happy Birthday

29 July 2022 Join me in wishing my friend and brother Chester Cooper Happy Birthday. I pray that God continues to strengthen you with good health and blessings as you celebrate more years to come.

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Miss Bahamas Universe Contestants

Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, pays a call on the visiting beauties, charming young ladies, as they pay a call on the wife of Prime Minister Philip Davis, Mrs Ann Marie Davis, in the Office of The Spouse, at the Foreign Ministry 21 July 2022 with Loretta Robinson and Anthony Smith in the Miss Bahamas Universe.

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Burying Bishop Albert Hepburn

Fred Mitchell with former Prime Minister Perry Christie, JoBeth Coleby Davis, Minister of Transport, Pia Glover Rolle, Minister of State, former Minister Desmond Bannister Jamahl Strachan MP and Parliamentary Secretary, House Speaker Patricia Deveaux and Michael Pintard, Leader of The Opposition and behind him Shannendon Cartwright at the state recognized funeral of Bishop Albert Hepburn at United Christian Cathedral in Flamingo Gardens. 21 July 2022

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Mitchell Visits Long Island

At the graveside of the founder of the PLP Sir Henry Taylor 11 July 2022 Reginald Minnis, Fred Mitchell MP, Sirnardo Hart, Derrell Wells,  Donneldo Harris Annie Minnis Paul Clare Jr. Fred Mitchell, Chair PLP, with officers of the North Long Is Branch of the PLP 13 July 3022 at the Blue Chip Restaurant in Simms with Captain Mario Simms et al Jermaine Davis, Paul Clare Jr, Fred Mitchell MP, Sirnardo Hart, Jerome Brown, Donneldo Harris At the Long Island Museum in Buckley’s with Ambassador Jamaal Rolle, Senator Tyrel Young, Fred Mitchell MP and Patsy Cartwright Town meeting Clarence Town

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Bishop Albert Hepburn Passes Away

A state recognized funeral will be held for Bishop Albert Hepburn.  The following statement was issued by the Prime Minister Philip Davis upon the Bishop’s passing: For Immediate Release 30 June 2022  I learned this evening of the passing of my friend, big brother and religious confidante Bishop Albert Hepburn.  He was a fellow Cat Islander.  He was 89 when he passed.  I was able to see him during his final illness and we exchanged fond and fraternal greetings in what has turned out sadly to be our expressions of farewell. I am deeply saddened by this passing.  He served

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Whoopie Goldberg Visits

Hostess Brenda Whylly at VIP Lynden Pindling International Airport poses with Whoopee Goldberg, star of the U S TV programme The View as she ended her week long TV stay in Nassau.

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Breaking Ground Ocean Hole Estates In South Eleuthera

Minister of Housing JoBeth Coleby Davis with MP Clay Sweeting for South Eleuthera hosted the Prime Minister Philip Davis as he and they turned the soil to mark the groundbreaking of the newest and first of its kind housing development for affordable homes in Rock Sound, called Ocean Hole Estate on Thursday 30 June 2022

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Flag Day In The Bahamas

Friday 1 July 2022 Picewell Forbes, Chair of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, at Flag Day marking the start of the 49th anniversary of the Independence of The Bahamas. The RBDF mark Flag Day at the Office of the Prime Minister

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Visiting The Memorial In Kigali

At the Kigali, Rwanda Memorial in memory of the 800,000 plus killed between April and July of 1994. The world did nothing to stop it. The country has made a remarkable recovery and this memorial is a tribute to those who died and in memory of them… a moving tribute. May they rest in peace. Never again. With Fred Mitchell, Foreign Minister, High Commissioner Ellison Greenslade, Foreign Service Officers Marchea Mackey, Kimeco Sands and Inspector Bernard Ferguson. 26 June 2022

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Returning Home Thru Kenya

In the lounge in the layover in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Signing the guest book. Posing with the portrait of President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Prime Minister Philip Davis with High Commissioner Ellison Greenslade and Ambassador Peris Kariuki of Kenya in the State Lounge. Next stop London then Nassau. No matter where in the world you roam, The Bahamas is our happy home. 29 June 2022. Very gracious hospitality.

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Jonquel Jones

Well done lady.  You have stood up for your identity.  The Bahamas Basketball player revealed that acts of discrimination in her view by the local telephone company have limited her income because she is openly gay. Shame on them

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Congratulations Baroness Patricia Scotland

Fred Mitchell, Foreign Minister, congratulates Baroness Patricia Scotland on her election to a second term as Secretary General of The Commonwealth. The Bahamas supported her and campaigned for her.  Mr. Mitchell said: “As Foreign Minister for Prime Minister Philip Davis, I am pleased that he stayed the course and was intimately involved in working the floor with his fellow heads to ensure this magnificent, fair and just victory. I believe this victory shows that at times right triumphs might. We wish the SG all the best and we look forward to working with her in the remainder of her term.”

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Dame Marguerite’s Birthday 90 Year Mass

Archdeacon Keith Cartwright, Acting PM Chester Cooper, Dame Marguerite and Dean Harry Bain. NASSAU, The Bahamas — A Service of Thanksgiving was held, June 22, on the occasion of celebration of the 90th birthday of the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Former Governor General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, at Christ Church Cathedral. Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. Chester Cooper, headed the list of government officials in attendance. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)

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Jones Presents Credentials To U S President Biden

For Immediate Release – Washington DC – 13 June 2022 – Bahamas Ambassador to the United States Wendall Jones met at the Oval Office with the President of the United States Joe Biden.  The President accepted the credentials of Mr. Jones earlier, but  made a special effort to receive the Ambassador. In a personal letter to Mr. Jones President Biden wrote: “I welcome Ambassador Jones as a member of the diplomatic corps in Washington and express our Government’s desire to advance our common agenda and to deepen the strong and abiding friendship between our countries.” 

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Coach Denykco Bowles of the Doris Johnson Senior High School coaching staff was married to Heather Bain on Saturday 15 December at the St John’s Church by Rev. T G Morrison.  St John’s is the former Ms. Bain’s father’s church the late Rev. Hervis Bain. Spectacular event.  It was a very happy affair. Congratulations to them.